September 27, 2019

Recently I was privileged to watch a mesmerizing Canadian political protest. Basically a bunch of lumberjacks got up at 2am and drove 800km in their logging trucks to raise awareness about the downturn in the forest industry. The convoy stretched over 15km long as it s...

February 11, 2019

My dream car has evolved many times over the years but for the first time in living memory I don’t know what I’m going to buy when I win the lottery. The choices used to be limited which made it easy, and then the kids came along which wrote off any chances of a two se...

October 30, 2018

Last month I became a Canadian. It was 9 years almost to the day since I moved here and the immigration rules changed so frequently it was hard to keep up. But it’s done now and it was a great excuse to dress up in the national colors for the ceremony (red corduroy sui...

August 16, 2018

Inspirational people can take many forms. Frequently they are people we have a lot of direct contact with - parents, spouses, siblings, bosses and coworkers who help guide us through the challenges in life to become a better person. Famous and successful people we have...

July 4, 2018

I never particularly enjoyed writing at school.  It was just a chore I had to learn to pass exams. Having progressed through a chemistry degree then a career in banking, I rarely had to write more than a paragraph. Emails were always time sensitive so little care or th...

May 28, 2018

Ever since I was a teenager I have had an unhealthy obsession with the mullet haircut. I tried to grow one a couple of times but failed dismally. The first time was at University and I was too thin skinned to take the ridicule. The second time my girlfriend, now wife,...

May 8, 2018

Im not a city person, yet somehow I have spent the last 20 years living in one. Sure, I have been lucky enough to live in some of the greatest cities on the planet – London, Singapore, Hong Kong and now Vancouver.

Working in finance its kind of impossible not to live in...

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