The Man from Argentina and His Ugly Brown Suitcase

It was late in the evening on a Wednesday night when I had just entered back into the men’s locker room after working out with my training partner Mel. As I entered into the room I nearly collided with a man carrying a brown suitcase. His “excuse me”, was ladened with thick syllables and a…

How to Complete Eighty Drafts in Eighty Days

This is the most INSANE thing we have ever said to date in a blog post… there is literally EIGHTY DRAFT POSTS started all of them in various stages of completion. Some are just notes or a small list of words, or a topic which one of us was thinking about and popped a note…

Where Do You “Fit” In?

For the last ten-years I have been hearing about a topic which I never really considered until recently. It is the discussion about fitting life or activities outside of work and balancing those activities with the time commitments of work. Some people refer to this as “work/life balance” and others refer to it as “work-life…

Revelry and Rainstorms

Crisp water drips onto the eavestrough as the water continues dripping down the back wall of our condo building. Its accumulation on the window screen drips onto the awaiting window sill below. The drapes catch hold of cool wisps of penetrating air fluttering the monochromatic Ikea clothes into the stale air around us. The drizzling…

You Make Choices and You Don’t Look Back

It’s a simple mantra, “you make choices and you don’t look back”. One that anyone of you, including myself could follow. I sit pondering the pointless abyss in front of me. It is the space between where I am and where I think I ought to be going. Its the road less travelled. About ten years…

if your mother was a monkey what would you be?

Yep that’s right, I totally wrote this random sentence “if your mother was a monkey what would you be?” into Google Search to see what it came up with? And these are the first three sites which popped up. I should have read further than the intros but this is some really strange entries. And…

“Calling All Investors,” Shouted the Stock Exchange

You have heard the same news I have about retirement, saving for your future and making wise investments to support yourself when you “one day retire”. Yes, everyone is “calling all investors” to take a gamble on your future, or be left behind. There are mutual funds, GIC’s, IRA’s, RRSP’s, TFSA’s, LIRA’s, savings, compounds, stock…

This Week Just Keeps on Trucking By

Do you ever have that feeling, that your week just blew by in a New York Minute? Seriously… Everyday after work, I have not departed the building at my regular 5:00pm end of shift time. I have left work at 5:30pm, 6:45pm, 7:15pm or some other nuance after 5:30pm just to catch up on the…

Today, A Bright Pink Package Arrived in the Mail

What is the silliest story that you have heard of in the last 24-hours? Honestly, there are hundreds of stories which occur every single day. All of my stories tonight revolve around my wife, her antics and her workplace. Unfortunately her workplace antics tonight are “classified” and I am unable to share the what happened,…

Ghost Town

Finishing our third game of Dominion Intrigue at 12:19am Sunday morning. My head still sneezing for three-hours now, the sinuses clogging with clear fluids as my nose slowly gets worse. Standing up we go in search of a medicine cabinet. My wife begins digging and reading labels in her parents bathroom seeking out cold and sinus medication while…