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Deciding Who To Vote For? It’s Easy, Just Focus On What Matters….
Ever wondered how people decide to vote for candidates like Donald Trump? It’s not that complicated…… Continue reading
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Remember When the Truth Used to Matter?
In a strange way his lies work better than the truth. As Trump’s opponents fixate on the lies, and debate why anyone believes him or why the lie isn’t the story, they ignore completely the tactical reason for the lie. Continue reading
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Tearing Democracy Down, One Brick At A Time
I’ve taken a step back, or more accurately multiple steps back, from politics over the last couple of years. I didn’t get tired of politics and I still believe that politics is important. I just got tired of the lying; … Continue reading
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What Matters Now? (My Third Open Letter To My Teenage Sons)
When poker professionals head into the second last day of a major tournament they are keenly aware that they can’t win the tournament that day, but they can lose it. Most amateurs understand that to mean that they need to … Continue reading
Posted in Character, parenting, Personal Development Tagged Achievement, happiness, parenting, success, teenagers 4 Comments
Is It Time To Talk Seriously About Whether To Unite The Right?
The last couple of years have not been kind to Alberta. Natural gas prices have remained low for 8 years now on a sustained basis. Oil prices followed suit and started to collapse in June of 2014, after averaging roughly … Continue reading
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Will the Next Leader, Be a Leader?
Would you like to lead the Conservative Party of Canada? There is a vacancy. Prime Minister Steven Harper stepped down as leader following the 2015 federal election. The race to replace him is now underway. If you’re actually interested, you’ll … Continue reading
Tom Brady Was Not Suspended For Deflating Footballs
Tom Brady is back in the news this week after appearing at the appeal of the suspension he received after the NFL’s investigation into Deflategate. Turn on NFL radio, watch the sports news on TV or pick up the sports … Continue reading
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Open Letter To Our Teenage Sons
As I watch you develop and grow, and I think back to my childhood, I’m amazed at what you are accomplishing in life. Whether it’s school, sports, guitar, cooking, your ease with technology, or simply just who you are becoming … Continue reading
Posted in Character, parenting, Personal Development Tagged Achievement, happiness, parenting, passion, success, teenagers, wealth, work 4 Comments
Since when has mocking led to greater understanding?
OK, as the vaccine debate turns increasingly ugly, I have a few thoughts about the importance of searching for the truth, rather than defending a “position”. These thoughts are based on my experience as both a political hack and as … Continue reading
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Will we ever stop bullying?
Recent tragic events have made bullying into a topical news story, but that will fade and the problems associated with bullying will continue — unless we start to address the root cause. I have been involved at the board level with … Continue reading
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