Book Excerpt: The Thrill of Whitewater Canoeing

The portage appeared as we paddled around the pink granite bend, the trailhead shimmering like a mirage in the haze of an August morning. The French River had reached a pinch point, narrowing into Big Pine Rapids. Its volume which had lazily carried us over the last kilometer now poured over rock ledges, rushed around boulders carved smooth from thousands of years of erosion, formed frothy wave trains like the log flume ride at amusement parks. It hurried to the next bay downstream where it sighed relief, slowed its pace, and meandered through the granite and white pines of the Canadian Shield. + Read More

Answering the “What Do You Do?” Question

When I worked in finance, I always had a succinct answer to the standard small talk question “so, what do you do?”.

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Book Review: StrengthsFinder 2.0

StrengthsFinder 2.0

By Tom Rath

174 pp. Gallup Press.

$28 CAD (online at or or $13 USD (online at [I’m pretty sure the exchange rate isn’t THAT bad, but there you have it.]

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