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End of the Season

Well at last spring has come and it's the end of the winter hockey season.  I say winter season because many opt to play Spring Hockey.  We tried it once with our kids because there was nothing for them to…

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Gloves on the ice

5...4....3.....2.........1...and the buzzer sounds.  For a second or two the air is full of sticks and gloves and the players all crowd around and on top of their poor goalie.  Players pair off in hugs and high fives.  There is…

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You Never Know

That is an interesting saying that is likely overused, but still holds effect.  It can demonstrate your behaviour rather quickly if you have kids.  They can sense and read your habit and adjust on the fly to the algorithm.  An…

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Karma

I believe in Karma. I believe it may be the very thing that allows me to go to a more positive place when the darkest of places start calling. 
Take for instance the recent judgement of a man who while…

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When Things Don’t Go As Planned

This morning I am typing this blog out on an iPhone. I had to pick my son up from school yesterday after his badminton practice and somebody came into see me just prior to me having to leave. In a…

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What's Next?

I think it's important to have that question on the tip of my tongue.  I often reflect on things these days, mainly in the morning in solitude, and I think that question is one of the most important one's to…

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Potholes

Funny how potholes just show up seemingly randomly over night.  My interpretation is that they are road acne.  Just when the road was smooth with a great complexion on the way to an important meeting, the crater shows up and…

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The Real Thing

Coca Cola had it right with their long lost commercial..."Ain't nothing like the real thing baby".  The substitute is often times close, but the real thing is noticeably better.  

I have been running 3-4 times per week lately on…

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Getting Back

Well that was quite a week!  I think that one of the toughest things to do character wise is to, as Jocko Willink may address it, "Get back on the path". It would be easy to just hit snooze and…

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The Joe

Well, the last few days saw a pause in the blogosphere and that was a direct result of the Joe.  Never heard of The Joe?  The Joe Lamontagne Hockey Tournament is Cole Harbour Minor Hockey's biggest tournament.  This year was…

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Day Light Savings Time

A person hearing about daylight savings time would exclaim, "Is this some kind of a mean joke?".  I completely understand that questions.  I mean, do we truly need to mess with our clocks twice a year?  In order to do…

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First Jobs

My first paying job was a paper route.  Every Wednesday after school I would carry a load of newspapers from door to door and I would ask everyone on that street..."Would you like to buy the Gander Beacon?". The first…