Zeno’s Paradox and the Art of Imperfection

Zeno was a Greek philosopher who lived in approximately 450 BC. One of his claims to lasting fame is that he created a number of logical paradoxes including one of the more famous, known as Achilles and the tortoise. Achilles challenges a tortoise to a foot race with...

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Good Brain, Good Heart

I’m writing this on Christmas eve, December 24th, 2015. The topic seemed appropriate for the day, and in consideration of the imminent arrival of a New Year. Yesterday afternoon, my wife and I had some time to kill (what a sad expression that is!) in a downtown...

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Justifiable Annoyance [sez who?)!

It's been a frustrating wait for us to finally get some one to show up to repair a crack in our basement foundation wall. Our first attempts, started some four months ago, petered out after six weeks with four no-shows. Fast-forward to Steve arriving to examine the...

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Here We Go Again!

Same old same old. It never changes. As soon as I do (or fail to do!) [whatever], he/she starts all over again with: "How many times have I asked you to …" or “Why on earth don't you …" or “If you would only, even just once …" (And if you're heartily sick of all...

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The Magic Pill

When you hear the term "business growth", where does your mind go first? Is it to increasing revenues; adding more staff; finding an acquisition; entering new markets; opening more locations? Or is it to increasing profitability; working on sustainability; eliminating...

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A Very Special Journey

I spent much of last Saturday at a "Meet Your Local authors" event in Calgary. Upwards of 25 authors came together in a busy sports, library and community centre in Calgary to display their books, engage with the passers–by and, not least, hope to sell some of their...

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