Tag Archives: social media

A Day at a Time

“A right must exist independently of its exercise,” – Rory O’Shea Was Here (2004) Throughout my life I have been asked more times than I care to count, “What’s it like living with a disability?” Depending on my mood I would utter some flippant comment or make some kind of feel good statement. To me that […]
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Knowing Yourself

The last couple of days have been a real “glass half full, glass half empty” internal debate week for me.  That type of chaos in my self-talk usually means it’s time to rebalance my Feng Shui.  Do I study Feng Shui, well not really, I have researched some aspects of it but I can’t really say […]
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Where it Began

I fell asleep again last night in my recliner watching the late news.  I woke up at some point long enough to flip off the TV and slipped right back into a good deep sleep.  Woke up alert at 7AM, feeling refreshed like you should after a good nights sleep, feet not looking like the […]
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Held Prisoner in the Past?

There is an old axiom “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”.  That particular saying has been reworded many times and used in various forms but the message continues to be the same.  I have never doubted the importance of knowing and understanding our past but I recognize the difference between […]
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And Yet We Judge!

As a user of Facebook, Twitter and many of the social media venues available today I see a wide variety of expressions.  To me nothing is more important than the ability to express ones self.  That does not translate into the right to denigrate others or make outrageous statements because you disagree with the ideology. […]
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Procrastination Should Not Be Your Marketing Strategy

Christmas is that time of year where you separate the wheat from the chaff for the hard core procrastinator.  Christmas is a holiday we all know a year in advance will be here on that exact date, yet so many people wait until that last moment before tackling the holiday shopping.  Many marketers would argue […]
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The Wisdom of Social Media

I first heard Dave Snowden speak at Royal Roads University in Victoria back in the late 90’s.  What he spoke of has stuck with me to this day.  The topic is even more relevant in this time of social media.  It is usually referred to as knowledge management which is the backbone of any social media […]
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Twitter, An Unpolished Gem

I have heard many people tell me that Twitter is just a passing fad.  Interestingly these same people are the generation who, in the 50’s and 60’s, became rock and roll junkies despite their parents generation asserting that it was only a fad.  Now they have become their parents.  I hate to bust their bubble but […]
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Progressive Nanaimo

I left Vancouver Island seven years ago to return Calgary for career purposes.  I grow up in Calgary.  I have lived in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax but I have continually returned to Calgary.  However having moved to Vancouver Island in 1990 made this my longest absence from Calgary.  This 18 year absence meant a major […]
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Lazy Sunday Afternoon

Labour Day weekend in Canada is basically about football games, end of summer camping trip or last minute shopping for school supplies.  On the Island it is pretty laid back except for this year no last minute back to school rush.  No it’s more about last minute looking for daycare arrangements.  In fact I’m pretty […]
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