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Why 2017 Was the Best Year in Human History

“The more perspective you have, the better everything looks. And the less … the worse!” – Nick Murray It has been my tradition with these monthly missives to begin every year with a brief commentary on how our world is … Continued

Merry Christmas from Monty the Penguin

For each of the last ten years the British retailer, John Lewis, has aired what has become an iconic holiday season commercial. Although this years #MozTheMonster was clever in my opinion nothing comes close to 2014’s, “Monty the Penguin”. Admittedly, it … Continued

Losing My Marbles

Recently I celebrated my 56th birthday. As I grow older I have an increasing appreciation that, after a number of decades on this planet, I am travelling down (hopefully not too quickly) the “other side of the mountain”. It was … Continued

Don’t Lose Your Colour

“There is a Fountain of Youth: It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” … Continued

The Dash vs. Cat Photos

Life is way too short not to do something that matters. Hugh McLeod from gapingvoid shares his wisdom on the subject. “Never before have so many people on this planet have had so much choice about how their time is spent. … Continued

It’s Really All About Gratitude

Somewhat later in life I have found that without developing the conscious habit of being grateful it is extremely difficult to achieve  happiness in one’s life. Unfortunately, gratitude can take an awfully long time to learn. In fact, for many … Continued

Winning The Lottery Of The Universe

In 1999 I joined the Canadian board of the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF). In retrospect this was one of those life transforming decisions that one can only fully appreciate well after the fact. As a board member, and later Chair … Continued

All That We Share

We live in a time where we quickly put people in boxes. Jock. Nerd. Serious professional. Slacker. Straight. Gay. Despite gender, religion, race, or sexual orientation, this video is a reminder that we all have more in common than we … Continued

For The Love of Gift Planning

On January 26th I have the good fortune to participate with my friends and fellow gift planning zealots/professionals Paul Nazarath and Malcolm Burrows at the Toronto CAGP chapter’s, For the Love of Gift Planning half day summit. Coincidentally, I interviewed Malcom … Continued

Merry Christmas featuring Buster the Boxter

Clearly, I realize this video is a TV advert for the British retailer, John Lewis. Cleverly, it utilizes the song, “One Day I’ll Fly Away”, performed by the Vaults. (The original song was performed by Randy Crawford  and very much … Continued