Its True… I Complained and Diamond Parking Reduced, the Parking Ticket

Hi Diamond Parking, In all honesty, I would have paid for parking had I known the parking lot required payment for parking. And had I seen any signage indicating that the parking lot required payment for being in that specific lot. My wife and I, rarely go into the Garneau area of Edmonton due to…

Is it Physical Therapy or Torture?

Lying on a sleeping mat, tucked inside my Big Agnes sleeping bag, just after turning off our headlamps as we are lying down for the night, in our tent on Vancouver Island, at Telegraph Cove, BC. This unimaginable sharp pain shot like a lightning bolt from my lower lumbar all the way down my right…

Snuggled Bumper to Bumper along a Short Twisty Windy Road

I swear to you what I am about to say to you, “is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. So, help me God.” Or at least some version of it. A microcosm if you will. A handful of years ago, a young woman and a young man, decided to get married in…

Whose Committed to Researching for a New Laptop in 2018?

  Yep, its a word that I love “research” and I am totally into it, probably more than most people will want to admit. I am a RESEARCH GEEK. Seriously. I love it. Its the smell of the books, the crack of that spine and well the smile it brings as I read through stacks…

The Craziest Thing Happened to Me the Other Day

No seriously! There is a 98% chance that you have NEVER EVER heard of this happening to a person, or yourself, or someone you know, or that you have even imagined this could happen! And I am hear, to tell you the TRUTH.  The first one arrived about March 2017, at first, we thought it was…

This Week Just Keeps on Trucking By

Do you ever have that feeling, that your week just blew by in a New York Minute? Seriously… Everyday after work, I have not departed the building at my regular 5:00pm end of shift time. I have left work at 5:30pm, 6:45pm, 7:15pm or some other nuance after 5:30pm just to catch up on the…

What do Beaches, Warm Weather and Me, Have in Common?

Mexico… Honestly, its all my wife’s fault that I’m even looking at, considering and possibly planning another trip to Mexico. In a past life I have travelled twice to Mexico; Mazatlan and Los Cabos. Both experiences were adventures dilluted by booze, cruising sandy beaches, playing volleyball, body boarding and searching for a pair of sunglasses…

Is it Your Day? Make it Your Day!

I know its early in the new year to be proclaiming a steady ramp up of successes for 2018, and I know there is an uncomfortability in saying this to be true, and I know that to continue to be successful you nees to create a plan… and that’s exactly why I HAVE DECIDED THIS…

Twenty-two minutes of Reflection on Three-hundred and Sixty-four days of Achievements, Failures, Challenges, and Disappointments in 2017

Last night, I started reflecting on the year gone by, all the achievements and disappointments which I have endured and faced over the last 364 days. As I pulled out my journal to review last year’s “goals” which I deemed to be “challenges”, I realized something truly inspiring had taken place. I had Achieved – and – Failed, over…

British Columbia Provides Golfers with Plenty to Shoot, Fore

Sometime back in August we spent a day on a golf course with family trying to escape the harsh winds of Calahoo Hills Golf Course in Alberta. The family cheered us on, as the wife and I, played in the foursome with her parents. In the end, the day was full of challenges and triumphant…