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Don’t fail to soon…Hanging in for the full lesson

Two weekends ago, my friend Bruce persuaded me to sign up to be a student for some ski instructors he was training. I agreed. It was a gray afternoon with temperatures hovering around -3 degrees C. Steady light snow was falling.  The snow was very good for skate skiing. We

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Whiteouts and straight paths

Hard to believe that it is the third weekend in January 2016! Belated Happy New Year. Most of us have laid out our goals and made our resolutions. Many of us, (myself included), have already slipped up. Failure is part of the human condition.  Don’t stay down bemoaning the failure.

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The music of Christmas

  This post is more of an announcement rather than a post. I often seem to get the inspiration to write music/songs at this time of the year. This year is no exception.   I have just written and recorded what I am calling my “Christmas Calypso” (a bit of

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Seeds of desert flowers

This post was  prompted by a conversation with a leadership student on the awakening of her interest in leadership development . The essence of the conversation was that the seeds of leadership were planted several years ago but it was only in the last year or so that these seeds

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The power of consistency

Golf is an interesting game.   Two F- words  come to mind: fascination and frustration.  Just when you think you have it figured out… everything seems to go sideways. Some have suggested that the game is a microcosm of life. Maybe so…  there are lessons that can be learned from

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Let Everything That Has Breath…

The busyness of the first wave of the September term is beginning to subside; I can return to musing, reflecting and writing. I had the privilege this past summer to attend  a truly remarkable live performance of “The Sound of Music”.  I have seen the movie on a number of

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Lure of the lakes: Final episode

Day 4. The clouds seen the previous night  over Lanezi lake now cover much of the sky.  The weather is changing but we are still dry. We complete the length of Lanezi lake under partly sunny conditions.   Our objective is to make it to the Pat Point cook shelter on

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Lure of the lakes II

Another beautiful sunny day, calling forth songs of praise to the Creator of all this beauty that we have the privilege to enjoy.  Good weather makes a big difference to your experience on the circuit. Our objective on this day is the Isaac Lake cook shelter at the south end

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Lure of the lakes

In June 2013, over a period of four days, I completed the Bowron Lakes circuit for the first time. Two years later I signed up to do the circuit again. This time around we decided to add an extra day to our adventure.  The “Bowron boatmen” for 2015 were [L-R], Cliff,

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Adventure in Phoenix Part II: Emotional Intelligence

It’s been more than  three weeks since I wrote the first post setting the stage for my EQ (Emotional Intelligence) adventure; exploring the Six Seconds Model. For much of the five days I spent in Phoenix, we were involved in a variety of hands-on activities and exercises as we attempted

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