So, you are a leader in an organization, congratulations! Whether it is a business, a community group, a school, or any other organization, leadership is something to be celebrated. As part of your participation in this organization, have you been a part of a formal risk assessment? Have you led a formal risk assessment? What's … Continue reading No Risk Assessment? Well That’s Risky!
Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Pexels.com Here in Canada, we celebrate the first Monday in September as Labour Day, a day to remember all of the efforts of the people who have fought so hard for things like 5-day work weeks and 8-hour work days, overtime pay, paid holidays, and so many other things that … Continue reading The Importance of Fun to Building Resilience
I seem to float back and forth between writing shorter pieces, like my book reviews or other pieces that are based largely on personal experience and opinions. These generally don't include huge amounts of research and reference, or extensive searches for images. They represent the vast majority of my writing, but not what I really … Continue reading Crafting a Long-Tail Story
The second of my Neil Gaiman books this week is another graphic novel. I'm actually really starting to enjoy the depth and complexity that well-done graphic novels can bring to a story. I'm a little sorry that I waited this long to get into them! Neil Gaiman paired up with artists P. Craig Russell, and … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 21
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com At one point in time, Science Fiction gave us a vision of the future to look forward to. Sure, there were little problems, the occasional war with the Klingons, or a greedy space captain who shanghais an unfortunate soul into indentured servitude. Despite those little problems, things were mostly utopian … Continue reading The Death of Utopia
How many times do you sit down and read a book, or some piece of research only to find yourself saying "Oh, well that's obvious" as you come upon some information that makes complete sense to you, though you'd never actually made the connection yourself. It happens all the time, no matter how much we … Continue reading In Praise of the Obvious
Photo by Lukas on Pexels.com For those of you who have been paying attention, you've probably noticed a conspicuous absence of posts or activity on my part. That's because I've been working on something that is incredibly important to me and which is taking up a lot of my time. We've successfully soft-launched, and the … Continue reading What am I up to?
When the people of Fort McMurray began to return home after the devastating Horse River fire on June 1, 2016, they were met with cheers from firefighters, police and paramedics, and other essential service workers who had been working hard to ensure the municipality was ready for them. Most of them had fled through an … Continue reading Resiliency, a Primer
It has been a busy couple of weeks! We had our holiday weekend up here in Canada, followed by some sudden energy into another project I'm working on. As a result, it turns out to have been 10 days since I posted here! Later on, I'll be posting about some resiliency-building work we've been doing … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 15
Photo by Jorge Zapata on Pexels.com No, not that kind. Well...yes, consistency is incredibly important for pasta, and baking in general, but that's not the consistency I'm talking about. The consistency I'm talking about is the discipline to do the important things day after day, no matter how mundane and repetitive they feel. More importantly … Continue reading Consistency is Key