Blizzard

Living in Canada, you tend to expect a certain amount of bad weather through the winter. If there wasn’t, it wouldn’t be Canada, it would be the Caribbean. Today we were hit with a particularly bad nor’easter. Being Canada, we continue with business open as usual through most conditions. But with the forecasts yesterday, most…

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Five Years Ago

I was in a meeting this morning when the news alert flashed across my phone: “shots fired on parliament hill”. Given the political climate right now it felt from the beginning that the outcome wouldn’t be good. I got on the road and started driving, and other than a brief stop at McDonald’s (specifically chosen…

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#PrayForMoncton

Today’s Writing 101 assignment hit close to home here in New Brunswick. The past 24 hours have been spent glued to the news and social media as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police conduct a man hunt. A man hunt for someone who shot 5 RCMP officers; 3 of them fatally. There are no words to…

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#WeAreWinter

There’s something almost magical about the Winter Olympics, at least in my mind. These games generate a different reaction.  Maybe because as a country we tend to perform better (medal more frequently) in the winter games, or maybe it’s because “our” game is a winter game, or maybe it’s just because we all need a…

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