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Ignorance Is not bliss

Jan 5, 2018 / 6:00 am

You could consider ignorance bliss, but one thing it is not, is a disease. You might be forgiven for thinking it is when we hear time and again of politicians...

Downfall of the middleman

Dec 29, 2017 / 6:00 am

In the Industrial age, it was normal to have a “jobber” running around the world cutting deals with manufacturers on products. Subsequently, he...

Not Santa-style delivery

Dec 22, 2017 / 6:00 am

It is Christmas (almost). Every post office you go to has a pile of boxes on the counter and an even bigger pile of boxes in the back room. Our mail boxes are...

All about common decency

Dec 15, 2017 / 6:00 am

This week’s election in Alabama was more about common decency than it was party alliances. Finally, the population in an historically republican state...

So men can't multi-task?

Dec 8, 2017 / 11:00 am

They say that men can't multi-task, but frankly I know it is not true because a man can pee and shower at the same time. It doesn’t help me feel any...

Adding bite to commitment

Dec 1, 2017 / 1:00 pm

New Year's resolutions and plant-based diets A year ago, I wrote an article about how we generally bust a new year's resolution a few weeks into it. I...

Soldiers to get new weapons

Nov 24, 2017 / 2:00 pm

Local Regiment Gearing Up For New Vehicles The Canadian Armed Forces in the Okanagan are eagerly anticipating the arrival of some new equipment in 2018. For...

Bait and switch

Nov 17, 2017 / 11:00 am

Recently, I signed up for Amazon's unlimited cloud storage, but received an email from the company this week. The email said they changed my terms and...

Decisions under pressure

Nov 10, 2017 / 11:00 am

I remember sitting in the bank hallway with an office across from me. In that office sat the lady who inquired where I was going to get the money I needed in a...

Chief gas-price storyteller

Nov 3, 2017 / 11:00 am

I apologize I just could not help myself. Enough of the silly excuses for why gasoline is changing price. Who pays Dan McTeague to make these extremely creative...

Alternative democracy

Oct 27, 2017 / 6:00 am

It seems like anything that doesn’t follow a typical, truthful or legal pattern today is simply an alternative fact, alternative truth or perhaps an...

Just say yes to opportunity

Oct 20, 2017 / 11:00 am

I can learn to fly at the same age Harrison Ford did. I always wonder what my live would have been like if I had not mostly said yes to all the opportunities...

Don't trip over shiny objects

Oct 13, 2017 / 11:00 am

One of the modules I teach in online training courses focuses on shiny objects, the distractions that seem to stop us from being able to achieve what we truly...

Don't drive like Vin Diesel

Oct 6, 2017 / 11:00 am

Vin Diesel: a bad example for all drivers The classic North American driving position of the left wrist draped over the top of the wheel with a limp hand in...

Time to get a snowflake

Sep 29, 2017 / 11:00 am

It is this weekend where we need to think about keeping our car on the road? On Monday, you are required to have a snowflake logo on your tires to traverse high...

Facts not factual

Sep 22, 2017 / 11:00 am

Polarized opinions and alternative facts With a veritable war of words going on across the Pacific, Donald Trump is covfefe'd while North Korean leader Kim...

Leave nature alone

Sep 15, 2017 / 11:00 am

I might get myself into some trouble today because of my age; my memory is not as good as it used to be. Occasionally, it needs a ctrl-alt-del. However, if I...

Start-up constipation

Sep 11, 2017 / 1:00 pm

I have started so many projects and businesses that I should be used to the process by now. Do the homework Understand your business Understand your market...

Business pays fire price

Aug 25, 2017 / 11:00 am

Putting out fires - Business owners pay the price After a hectic week of travel in Arizona, I flew back to deploy to Williams Lake with the army. The B.C....

Change is a great break

Aug 18, 2017 / 1:00 pm

Last week, my very fabric was rejuvenated by a three-day trip to Salt Spring Island with some good friends who had moved to Victoria several years ago. We had a...

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