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
SECURITY IS MOSTLY A SUPERSTITION. IT DOES NOT EXIST IN NATURE, NOR DO THE CHILDREN OF MEN AS A WHOLE EXPERIENCE IT. AVOIDING DANGER IS NO SAFER IN THE LONG RUN THAN OUTRIGHT EXPOSURE. LIFE IS EITHER A DARING ADVENTURE, OR NOTHING. Helen Keller
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 had an interesting discussion the other night with a friend over beer…. In one corner, a swinger friend: jealousy is a useless emotion and setting aside jealousy is the key to happiness In the other corner, an engineering buddy: jealousy has been the motivator of every significant cultural and economic advance in human history. … Continue reading Jealousy – What’s It Good For
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?