Chasing Lightning

Chasing Lightning

I am the kind of person that chases lightning. I recently said this to a colleague. On my best days I don’t just chase lighting, I am lightning. I have a bolt of energy in me from a source I can’t explain. One of my early bosses described me as a wild horse that could...
The Life Raft Effect

The Life Raft Effect

I hear a lot of boat analogies lately. Like, “we are not all in the same boat, but we are all weathering the same storm.”  It’s probably because 2020 felt like a sinking ship. We hit the iceberg nobody saw coming. There were a lot of reactions to our sudden,...
The B Word

The B Word

I’ve been called a lot of things – some good, some bad – but there is one word that never sits well with me. It’s the B word. I have been called this particular B word so many times I have lost count. The fact is, I don’t think this word is fitting in the context of...
The Magic Eight Ball

The Magic Eight Ball

My high school guidance councillor Mr. Dolan made me take a test that was supposed to help map out my future. Everyone in our class had to take it. A series multiple-choice questions assessed aptitudes and interests to determine a career path. I recall seeing my...