RIP EWB

RIP EWB

“What to do? What to say?”: two Thendarier lines that got cut in our production of Les Mis, two lines that are top of mind with the news that went public today about the “Demise of Events Wood Buffalo“. What do do? What can I possibly say? A little history. I came up with the
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Searching for Flight 370

Searching for Flight 370

At least once a day, I flip over to the CNN website to see if there is any news on Flight 370,  the missing Malaysian Airlines plane.  The Boeing 777 seemed to vanish on Saturday with 239 souls on board en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. “Imagine what it would be like if one
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Leadership Wood Buffalo grows

Leadership Wood Buffalo grows

I don’t know if I’ve been to every single Leadership Wood Buffalo (LWB) information night in the last eight years, but I suspect I’ve been to most.  What began as a gathering of 40 or 50 people has ballooned into one that attracts over 100 people.  The energy in the room at the Quality Hotel
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Chipping Ice

Chipping Ice

If you look at the forecast for the week, you can deduce that our driveways, sidewalks and streets will be slushy messes and possibly bone dry by the week’s end.  But for the Canadian male (and some eager females), a week is way too far away, and at the first sign of melting (which occurred
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Building Bridges

Building Bridges

“I’m a big fan of bridges,” I said last night to open my keynote address at the KAOS 91.1 annual fundraising banquet.  It took a few seconds, but eventually the irony of the comment settled in, and a few laughs started to ripple through the crowd of about 200 guests. My election loss back in
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PostSecret, building bridges and facing the two-headed monster

PostSecret, building bridges and facing the two-headed monster

PostSecret Heather came home the other night buzzing from her experience at Frank Warren’s presentation on PostSecret, in which people mail their secrets anonymously on a homemade postcard. Select secrets are then posted on the PostSecret website, or used for PostSecret’s books or museum exhibits. Purchased book in hand, she wanted me to jump right
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Lessons from Adam Kreek

Lessons from Adam Kreek

I was furiously jotting down ideas, acronyms and pearls of wisdom from Olympic goal medalist Adam Kreek at yesterday’s Project Management Conference at Keyano College.  He walked us through the planning process for two major projects in his athletics career, the first being his row for gold at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, the second,
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Captain my Captain

Captain my Captain

On the day after the biggest pop culture gathering of the year, the Oscars, I looked back on a number things I posted reacting to what various people looked like in relation to how old they were. I almost fell out of the chair when I realized that the Kim Novak, who was presenting an
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The tweet that toppled Twitter

The tweet that toppled Twitter

I had no reason to watch the 86th Academy Awards.  Who the Oscars went to meant little to me as I had seen but one of the nominated films – Despicable Me 2.  But watch I did, all three and a half hours of dance numbers, movie montages, presenters, accepters and many other bits and
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900 Lessons

900 Lessons

When I started the Middle Age Bulge blog, I didn’t set out to write a certain number; I wanted to lose weight – simple as that.  In the process of writing about my quest to shed pounds, I discovered that I had lots of other things to write about, so I just carried on. For
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