Monthly Archives | September 2012

Ghosts of Winnats Pass, Derbyshire.

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Since Halloween is a month away, I thought I would do a few blog posts about my favourite ghost stories. The first one is about the ghosts of Winnats Pass, in Derbyshire, England. Winnats Pass is a narrow limestone gorge which lies  west of the village of Castleton in the High Peak area of Derbyshire. […]

Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Oscar Wilde and The Happy Prince.

My favorite story as a child was The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde. My Grandparents were responsible for me reading the story, as they had it on their bookshelf, beside the loveseat in their apartment where I used to sit and read when we used to stay over there sometimes. My Grandpa would be watching […]

My First Baseball Game Ever – Watching the Blue Jays In Seattle

I went for a run today, 10 miles this morning in the dark, and when I got back the sun was just coming up, but it wasn’t. I realized this is the first cloudy day we are having. We’ve been lucky this September in Vancouver. Often it can start to rain the first day that […]

Yunel Escobar should NOT have been suspended

  I’m browsing through my Twitter feed earlier this week, and suddenly I see something on Barry Davis’s feed about the incident with Yunel Escobar on Saturday and whether he will do a press conference in English as he never has before. I thought, wait a minute, what’s going on here?  I gradually became updated […]

Boston’s Self-Titled Album

  I can remember hearing Boston songs like Peace of Mind and More than a Feeling being played on the radio, as I was growing up, along with all the other big rock songs from the 70’s. In my early 20s I listened to a lot of music from the local scene, or from Seattle, […]

BodyMods Causes – Ribbons Help

This was a blog article written for BodyMods in August 2012, through working with AXIS Impact Marketing. The article was written to be published on BodyMod’s blog but was not used.   BodyMods Causes – Ribbons Help These days most charities or causes are associated with a certain colour, and that colour is displayed in […]

BodyMods – Community Us

This was a blog article written for BodyMods in August 2012, through working with AXIS Impact Marketing. The article was written to be published on BodyMod’s blog but was not used.   BodyMods supports the Community through Community Us BodyMods, the Canadian body jewelry chain, right from the beginning, have been doing what they can […]

The Marathon Time

The other day, I was thinking about a house that I lived in growing up. This was the house that I had the richest memories of. Not just how everything was inside the house, but how the garden was, and how the trail to the beach was, and what the beach was like. I  had […]

Sunday Morning Speed Work

I have never been a “fast” runner, but five or six years ago, I was usually averaging a 10 min per mile pace, and sometimes faster after events. When I had moved back to Canada in late 2007, I had just done my 3rd marathon in Florence, Italy, and I had done some training runs […]

The Enviro-pen

I wrote this article for a client’s blog in August/September 2012 while working at Axis Impact Marketing. This article was not used.   25,000 years ago, humans were painting pictures on cave walls to communicate. Then came the quill pens when the Dark Ages were over, then in the 1940’s they invented the ball-point pen. […]

Coping with Transformational Change with Envision Global Leadership Group

                                   This was a blog post written while working for Axis Impact Marketing in September 2012.   Business environments are changing rapidly these days, and one of the key skills for executives is learning to deal with transformational change within an organization. Examples of organizational change can be a change in the company’s mission, in […]