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Cars, Bikes, Pedestrians and Craziness

I’ve been working downtown on a contact for over a year now and I’m amazed I haven’t seen more accidents than I have. Every day, in my walk from Union Station up to Queen Street and back again in the evening, I have witnessed hundreds of “near misses”, but surprisingly few accidents. That, in itself, . . . → Read More: Cars, Bikes, Pedestrians and Craziness

Monty Python Understands Government Bureaucracy

So I just got off the phone… for the third time… with Service Ontario, that wonderful branch of the Ontario Government responsible for mucking things up. Back in the Spring/Summer we had fun with them in the renewal of our drivers licenses and health cards, but this time the episode revolves around the renewal of . . . → Read More: Monty Python Understands Government Bureaucracy

Business Etiquette 101

Now, I’m not a business management consultant, so I don’t know everything about business, but I have worked in the business world now for around 35 years and over that time a lot has changed (I’m starting to sound like a Senior Citizen reminiscing about ‘the good old days’) but one thing that shouldn’t have . . . → Read More: Business Etiquette 101

Meetings and Conference Calls…. SIGH!

A lot of you will know that my vocation is as a computer consultant. Most of you will have no idea exactly what I do. Even my kids and wife don’t really know what I do day in and day out and part of that is because as I go from client to client, job . . . → Read More: Meetings and Conference Calls…. SIGH!

Want to Sponsor a Child but Live Outside North America?

The other day a colleague of mine who is from another country (we’re both working on a project together, and he’s only in Canada for another month of so) asked me how someone outside the USA or Canada could sponsor a child through Compassion. I had to admit, I didn’t know, but I was certain . . . → Read More: Want to Sponsor a Child but Live Outside North America?