Monday: Leaving for Europe

We had an interesting trip from Toronto, through Zurich, and in to Istanbul. Our plane was 90 minutes late leaving Toronto; the exact amount of time we had to change planes in Zurich. While the crew made up about half of the lost time during the flight, we still had very little time to make […]

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What have I achieved?

brian

2013.Sep.01

Musings

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I turn sixty today. I never would have thought I’d reach this point. It’s not something we think of a lot when we’re young. Nonetheless, I’m here. Perhaps it’s time to wax philosophical. What have I achieved in 60 years? Have I done anything worthwhile? Who will determine that; can I or must that task […]

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Tobago Images

brian

2013.Jan.21

Family

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Since my last post on our vacation in Tobago, I’ve loaded the pictures I took onto my computer, and then decided someone may like to look at them.  While I haven’t been able to get one of the slide show plugins to work properly (I’ll work on that later), I thought I’d load them into […]

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Back From Tobago

brian

2013.Jan.20

Family

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Well, we’ve just returned from a winter holiday comprising 10 days in Tobago.  We were able to take the entire family, our first such holiday in many years, so there were 10 of us.  We rented a beachfront villa in Bacolet, just outside of Scarborough.  You can see it here.  Natasha and Malcolm were wonderful […]

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2013

It’s January, 2013.  It’s time once again to look at what is happening in our world – to do what we can to make it better.  Look at the plight of those oppressed by violence around the world.  Look at how our societies are becoming more and more unequal as the rich become richer, and […]

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For Carol

Her eyes glow like gems Her lips like bows of cherry Show a heart of love

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We have to think about what we cheer

Osama Bin Laden is dead. It is great that such a man will no longer be able to terrorize the world.  Perhaps killing him was the only valid solution.  However, he and his like have already won to a great extent.  The world, and particularly the U.S.  live in continual fear.  Many of the people […]

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The State of Education & Training in Business

During my years spent in the corporate world in the role of educator and trainer, I found it difficult to get people to accept the uniqueness and necessity of education as a discipline in the organisation.  I thought that this problem had been alleviated somewhat in recent times.  However, lately I’ve been experiencing the same […]

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Random Quote

Whatever community organization, whether it’s a women’s organization, or fighting for racial justice…you will get satisfaction out of doing something to give back to the community that you never get in any other way.

— Ruth Bader Ginsberg