Canada Day 2015

I am sitting here having just watched the Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa and it’s only eleven in the morning.  It is going to be a hot one and I know the Harbour will be packed.  Crowds and wheelchairs can be difficult so it is probably a good day to stay close to home and write something.

Trying to think of something to write about however I have a thousand ideas whipping around my head making it hard to “pick” a target.  I have, on more than one occasion, been told I try to include way too many topics in my writing so trying to find something specific.  I tend to be a little tangential at the best of times so specificity can be relative.

I have developed, over the years, an almost obsessive need for “detail” on subjects important to me.  However the way my brain seems to process this detail is in patterns.  It has to be almost twenty years since I first read Jennifer James “Thinking in the Future Tense” and heard the term “pattern recognition” use in reference to a skill.

I have a diverse employment history, both from a career point of view as well as geographically…from Montreal to Victoria, which was adding to my pattern recognition skills before I knew what pattern recognition skills were.  I have come to realize I have very good pattern recognition skills.  I often share details based more on the patterns I see than content of detail without realizing it.

The importance of blending in comes with age
The importance of blending in comes with age

Not everybody wants to be overwhelmed with detail but I will, when required, provide links to more salient points.  I will, of course, maintain my number 1 RULE by attempting to always use a little wit rather than sarcasm (thin line).

I had friends tell me twenty years ago that no one could polarize a room like me.  At the time I wasn’t really sure if that was good or bad but I know now.  I have come to the realization that every now and then you have to be standing in the middle of the crowd.  That’s hard to do when you have divided the room in two far ends and you are standing in the middle.

There is a time for details and then there is a time to just keep your eyes looking straight ahead.  It becomes the individuals choice when they decide to turn their head and check for detail.  So in future I will make every attempt to keep posts focused and concise.  Wow I guess I did have something to write about.

Now it is time to put the laundry into the dryer and then take a wheel in the sun.  There is a huge Canadian flag flying over a close by car dealership.  I think I should wheel over there, get some exercise and sun then “get a little baked” in celebration of Canada Day.



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