Category Archives: Just wondering

If I had a million dollars … or how about $60 million?

It’s hard (at least for me) to hear the question “what would you do if you suddenly had a million dollars?” without thinking of the Barenaked Ladies perennial favourite, “If I Had $1,000,000”. And if you don’t know it (gasp) … Continue reading

Posted in Just wondering, Life stories, Odds and Ends | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Reflections from a week of doing nothing

The title of this post may sound like I have started getting serious about meditation and am about to reveal some intriguing beginner’s insights. Sorry, but not even close. I have spent the first week of the New Year doing … Continue reading

Posted in Entrepreneurship & Business, Just wondering, Odds and Ends | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Things I’ll do differently when I’m old: an alternative view

You’ll forgive me for perhaps overreacting to Steven Petrow’s recent New York Times article “What I’ll Do Differently When I’m Old”; his observations struck more of a nerve than a chord. Hey, that’s me he’s talking about! I reread his … Continue reading

Posted in Just wondering, Life stories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Philosophy, Buddhism, paths to happiness … and writing

If ever there was a time when people might want to explore new paths to happiness, it is now. The world order has been turned upside down and compassion and civility across political divides is sorely lacking. Possibly because of … Continue reading

Posted in Just wondering, Odds and Ends, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

A lament for the Globe and Mail, at least the printed version

Consider this a rant. This is the last week that people in Atlantic Canada will be able to receive a print version of the Globe and Mail, either by home delivery or in stores. They say they cannot afford us … Continue reading

Posted in Entrepreneurship & Business, Just wondering, Odds and Ends | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Great news: not being a morning person doesn’t mean you’re lazy after all

Confession right up front: I have never been a morning person. Never, ever. I have managed to be reasonably responsible and fairly successful despite this flaw, but there has never been a time when I have not believed that if … Continue reading

Posted in Just wondering, Life stories, Odds and Ends | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Regarding the Las Vegas massacre: too angry to mourn

If you have very strong views about the “sanctity” of being able to own as many dangerous weapons as you want, including automatic ones, you should not read this post. You won’t like it. But for the rest of the … Continue reading

Posted in Just wondering, Odds and Ends | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments