Due to some unforeseen circumstances I recently had the extreme pleasure of playing “Santa” for a group of kids at a Christmas party. Like any self-respecting adult, my first thought was “I’d rather stick needles in my eye”. Those who believe in karma should have no trouble piecing together what kind of person I must have … Continue reading The Accidental Santa
How he loved this time of year. He enjoyed watching all of the seasons come and go, but this one had always been his favourite. The colourful lights strung across storefronts, the Christmas music playing softly, the friendly smiles from strangers. Tonight was also the official City Light-up Ceremony so there was more activity than … Continue reading The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?
People who live with persistent pain are big fakers. There, I said it. I live with someone with persistent pain every day and I see this acting first hand. She is such a good actor in fact that even as close as we are, sometimes I miss the signs. Oh, she isn’t acting about having … Continue reading The Academy Award Goes To: Living With Pain
Not that long ago the world was a simpler place, although it may have been more work than we have currently grown accustomed to; we only need to talk to our parents or our grandparents for a glimpse into what life was like before all of the conveniences came along to make every moment of … Continue reading Back to basics – Saving money or saving our souls?
We live in an age of unfathomable technology and information. The world is, quite literally, at our fingertips. We can be sitting on the couch watching Seinfeld reruns, pick up our phone and place an order for a George Costanza bobblehead figurine from another country and have it shipped to our doorstep in time for … Continue reading Online Buying and Selling – bargain hunting or a twisted social experiment?
Growing up in northern British Columbia, my brothers and I always had motorcycles - in fact I cannot recall a time when I didn't have one. Minibikes and then dirtbikes, two strokes or four, motorcycles have always been a method of expanding my world, a mode of transportation, allowing me to visit friends or … Continue reading Sometimes a Motorcycle is More Than Just a Ride
I wrote this piece for Mountain Sledder Magazine but it has some life lessons that apply even if you are not a "snowmobiler", so I've shared it onto the blog. Life is short, make the most of every moment my friends - sooner or later the shadows fall on every mountain top. Link is below: Ride on, Gord