Saying I am unmusical is like saying Donald Trump is un-classy... it kind of goes without saying. I was the kid in music class who was hidden in the back row and told to 'just mouth the words'. In the it came time to pass out instruments ... triangle. So, when I signed my kids … Continue reading A Book Of Firsts, Part 3: Learning an Instrument (not that one)
Two identical experiences... yet completely different. Last Thursday we went to the opening of a new high end chain restaurant in our neighbourhood. It was a gorgeous evening and their patio was beautiful. The restaurant had brought in some top servers from out of town to make sure the first few weeks went well. By … Continue reading Steering Into Happy
I started a short series yesterday on the importance of still being open to new experiences as we get older. Yesterday's theme was sex - and I will come back to that - but today I want to go in a different direction. Many of us, if we engage in fitness at all, fall into the … Continue reading A Book of Firsts, Part 2: Outdoor Bouldering and Rock Climbing
I am in process of (maybe) agreeing to a ‘boys’ weekend’ with my old college friends. This is not something I undertake lightly... weekends are precious. Despite what hundreds of buddy movies would have you believe (think Hangover), a weekend with your old college buddies is not necessarily a roller coaster ride of hilarity, hi … Continue reading Weekends With The Guys
We recently bought a hot tub. We’ve thought about it for a while but the deal was sealed last winter, while my wife and I were outside running (at minus 14 degrees). By the time the next winter came around, we would have a hot tub to soothe our tired, aging, freezing muscles. We decided to … Continue reading What Does Having a Hot Tub Say About You?
When I used to interview prospective job applicants, one of the questions I often used was “what is on your night table beside your bed?’. What I was looking for is whether there were multiple books that they were concurrently reading, a bunch of electronics… etc. The idea was to get a sense of whether … Continue reading What’s On Your Bedside Table?
My 13 year old daughter proudly proclaimed yesterday, in front of her grandparents, "I hate underwear... I haven't worn any all week". I was wise enough to keep my mouth shut, but I don’t like underwear either. I don’t really see the point. It just seems constraining. And since I wash my pants after I … Continue reading Underwear — Optional?