Paddling into the waves

I wrote this in my journal while on vacation: This morning I am sitting outside the trailer, looking out over Cedar Lake. It is a beautiful morning with a high cloud cover and strong winds blowing up the lake. Today we are planning on paddling up the lake to explore...

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Reflections of life

How often do you take time to reflect? Time to just sit and think about where you’ve been, and where you think you might be going. In July, I spent three weeks off the grid with Rosie, sitting with various thoughts about my life and my work. I wasn’t out to find any...

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Rocks & Mortar

Have you ever put together a fireplace mantle of river rock & mortar? Until yesterday I would have said no as well. Rosie and I have been doing some minor renovations in the basement, and one of the things we decided to do was replace the fireplace mantle. There...

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Get curious

Several weeks ago, I wrote about Trump. It felt like a risk, and a bit of a leap for me given my writing has purposely avoided political subjects in the past. I don’t even like to get overly involved in Canadian politics, as it’s just such a mess anywhere I look. ...

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I’m not sorry

Last week a friend of mine pointed out I need to stop apologizing so much. I sometimes joke that it's a Canadian thing to do, and I can't help myself as we're just way too nice. While I think Canadians are nice people, I also think this is about more than just being...

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In Silence

While on vacation this summer I woke up one morning with swimmers ear. If you don’t know what swimmers is, it’s essentially an infection that causes the ear canal to swell shut. It’s annoying, uncomfortable, and painful if left untreated. The biggest problem when I...

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Time to get out of this fog

I am writing this post early one morning while sitting on the shore of Cedar Lake in Algonquin Park. It's beautiful out this morning, yet there’s a thin fog present on the lake. The trees on the far side have taken on a dull green colour, and it’s almost as if the...

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Seriously: Him too?

Last week, I wrote about how we look at others in our life. It’s an important topic, and not for the sake of the other people.  In the week since I released that post, I’ve been in conversation with several people who were quick to point out to me that if I’m right,...

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What truly matters

I don’t spend a lot of time paying attention to the news, but it’s hard to escape it these days. There are some pretty wacky, and at times scary things showing up in my social media feeds daily. The things I’m talking about centre on issues like Trump, racism, hate,...

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Doing what people do

It's been a couple of weeks since we returned from camping at Brent. Brent is a remote campground which is the very thing which draws us there.  More than anything, we love going to Brent for the quiet which comes from being so far from our busy world. Even our cell...

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