Read books? The internet says you don’t.
Aug16

Read books? The internet says you don’t.

Even though I would rather read a book (Ha!) than spend my time on social media, I consider it my duty to call out bullshit when I see it. This old but new again internet info-graphic is making its rounds on FB. And it contains some statistics that are extremely unpleasant specifically to a guy that likes to read books. The title is “Surprising Book Facts” and the only thing that I find surprising is that people believe...

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Look at this Glass!
Aug15

Look at this Glass!

The one thing that we can control is how we react to any given situation. One of the ways that I like to think about it is the “Glass half empty” with a twist. Take a look at the glass below is it half full or half empty? Well you already know this one – pessimists say it’s half empty and optimists say it’s half full. But I say who gives a shit about how much water is in the glass – LOOK at the...

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The Big Mean Banks Are Out To Take Your Money
Nov21

The Big Mean Banks Are Out To Take Your Money

News flash the big Canadian banks are retail operations and their purpose is to sell you things. Shocker! I know it’s hard to believe but just like most other retail stores, they have products to sell and sales targets to achieve. And just like other retail stores they also have managers that expect their employees to achieve these goals. Because, guess what? Those same managers also have sales targets and goals. Now that is out...

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Your Money is Your Time – Don’t Waste It
Mar12

Your Money is Your Time – Don’t Waste It

It’s possibly the worst trade you will make in your entire life, your time for money and stuff. Quick question – If you were in the possession of a resource that was very rare and had no way to replenish itself, would you trade that resource for something that was available everywhere and easy for everyone to attain? Hell NO! That sounds like a raw deal. Why would anyone trade something finite (Life – If you’re...

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Muhammad Ali – Don’t count the days; make the days count.
Jun04

Muhammad Ali – Don’t count the days; make the days count.

Muhammad Ali passed away today at the young age of 74. You can read his official obituary here. I wrote an article back in 2012 on a bit of the family history of Muhammad Ali. There might be a remote chance that somewhere down the line twice removed and add a cousin or two, I might actually be related to Muhammad Ali. You can read about it here. I admit that I like professional fighting, Boxing, UFC and mixed martial arts. I’m...

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Love Thy Neighbor – Or Something Like That
Mar09

Love Thy Neighbor – Or Something Like That

Love thy neighbor, show love for your Homeless neighbor, Muslim neighbor, Black neighbor, Gay, Jewish, White, Christian, Atheist, Racist, Addicted and of course your crazy garbage bin stealing neighbor. No Joke my “City Owned” garbage can was stolen by my neighbor. There are couple of things that I want to point out before I get into the meat of the story. 1) We don’t actually own the Garbage bins they are provided...

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Isn’t C-Span Supposed to be boring?
Feb25

Isn’t C-Span Supposed to be boring?

Obama should have put his application in to host the Daily Show. He makes a couple of points that you just can’t ignore. Why not support something that is working (ObamaCare)? How can you possibly COMPLETELY ignore climate change? Especially, when so many experts say there might be something to it. How can you really be that ignorant? When you have a republican bring a snowball into congress to prove that “Climate...

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Do You Still Live In Your Parents Basement?
Nov12

Do You Still Live In Your Parents Basement?

What generation are you from? Technically, I could go either way Gen X or Millennial as I was born right at the crossover point between the two. According to the MSM, Millennials are known for their sense of entitlement, narcissism and their ever growing need to be coddled and I don’t identify with it one bit. So… come on millennials get from under the whirring helicopter blades of your parents and get out in the world and...

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