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The Godfather of Good

“There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.” – Mandy Hale  A number of years ago I was facilitating a presentation for the donors of the Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy. Standing at … Continued

Making a Difference Through Will Power

“There are three deaths. The first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The third is that moment, sometime in the future, when your name is spoken for the … Continued

Touch the Heart and Move the Mind

“Let’s not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it.” – Vincent Van Gogh The image above was created by Hugh MacLeod, one of my favourite bloggers as I find … Continued


“Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory.”– Franklin P. Adams Is it possible to hold the view that the state of the world is perpetually getting worse but, in actual fact, things are really getting … Continued

Losing My Marbles?

“I suppose real old age begins when one looks backward rather than forward.”– May Sarton Last week I celebrated my 59th birthday. As I grow older, and after a number of decades on this planet, I experience daily reminders that … Continued

My Favourite Leadership Book

“Success, like happiness, cannot be pursued.  It must ensue.  And it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself.”– Viktor Frankl Chip Conley is a fascinating individual. Besides being a successful entrepreneur … Continued

Losing My Marbles … Again

“As you get older three things happen. The first is your memory goes, and I can’t remember the other two.” – Norman Wisdom   Last month I celebrated my 58th birthday. As I grow older and after a number of decades on … Continued

Be kind to one another

“Most of all, differences of opinion are opportunities for learning.” – Terry Tempest Williams I am a fan of Ellen DeGeneres. Earlier this month she attended an NFL game where she sat beside former American President, George W. Bush. As a result of … Continued


“He who is brave is free.” – Seneca ‘Brave’ is a word that can mean different things to different people. As Hugh Macleod from gapingvoid writes, “We have to be as brave as the people who need us”. So, who needs us? Our … Continued