The Fun Pillar

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My Dad 2.0 Summit Experience

It was a whirlwind of fun and energy as I found myself jumping out of bed to jet-set off to Austin, Texas a week ago Friday-morning for the inaugural Dad 2.0 Summit.  Upon arriving to the Hyatt Lost Pines resort Friday evening, I was pleasantly surprised by the kick-butt Dove Men + Care package left in my room.  And no, I'm …

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Happy Canada Day, eh!

Frequently referred to as “Canada's birthday”, particularly in the popular press, the occasion marks the joining of the British North American colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada into a federation of four provinces (the Province of Canada being divided, in the process, into Ontario and Quebec) on July 1, 1867. Canada became a kingdom in …

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From Diapers to Diapers

This morning at Early Edition Toastmasters I gave my 4th speech from the Humorously Speaking Advanced Manual.  This particular speech entitled, “From Diapers to Diapers” is an homage to my grandpa George. “Life has a funny way of teaching us things, but it’s the things we learn from our elders that can help navigate us safely through life’s rough patches… …

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Vancouver Canucks win over the Blackhawks: Game 7 highlights

Whether you were there or not, you couldn't help but feel the energy all over the Vancouver Lower Mainland yesterday.  The Vancouver Canucks were heading into the 7th game of the first round playoffs.  After winning the first 3 games, then to lose the following 3, this was the game to win to move on.  (I'm not gonna sugar coat …

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My Big, Huge Addiction (Early Edition Toastmasters, White Rock, BC)

I've been actively attending toastmasters meetings for about 2 and a half years. And you know what? I love it! At first it was hard. not so much the talking in front of people - I didn't have a massive problem with that, but it was learning how to articulate my message without the "um's" and "ah's" and all the other filler words that seem to just cloud the message....

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