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networking loud and clear

The Lady Gaga song, “Applause” blared through my speakers as I pulled away from the curb at my youngest’s elementary school yesterday morning.  This song is the antithesis of this son’s demeanor.  1,202 more words


Changing Games

The Hagakure makes a comment that if you understand the essence of a way then “a man should be able to learn about all ways and be more and more in accord with his own.”, (My apologies if that’s not a direct quote.)  I’ve contemplated that phrase for a while now and I think I finally get it. 126 more words


Faux pas power

Have you ever forgotten about a lunch date with a friend? Or told everyone the concert started at 1800, but it was actually at 1700? I’m sure you felt mortified. 292 more words


The unsimpleness of everyday life

by the Doghouse Diaries

Unwritten rules*: nice little example/satire by Doghouse Diaries. The way I read it is that the white lines point out the distance of the other person relative to the one who holds the door (the drawing would work better with persons on). 11 more words

Mind & Behaviour

DDDRRRIIINNGGG, school’s (nearly) out – a time for everyone to relax and unwind, really?

With the school holidays rapidly approaching, the tourism industry is in full swing. Children are counting down the days until they break up for the summer. 360 more words


Leaving High School Behind (Or Why the Best is Yet to Come)

Lately, there’s been a huge focus on bullying in schools and a movement to end it. I’m not going to pass judgment on that; much as there are always “out-groups” and “in-groups” and children are children, no one deserves to feel like an outcast or a “loser.” Instead, I’m going to share with you my experience, and how now, being removed from school for a few years has given me a new perspective. 764 more words