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"Why am I doing this?"

It is nearly the beginning of the school year here in BC, Canada. New beginnings are always special with untold opportunities and challenges before us. As a teacher, educational assistant, or parent who is home schooling a child, it is important to keep one question at the forefront and ask it of yourself daily: … 265 more words

General Math

My Personal Chef Next Door

Having great neighbors here, translated…

Living alone, and I don’t know how to cook, I’d often gotten asked by my friends, “What, about your three meals a day?”, I’d always gloated as I answered them, “I have my personal chef, of course!”, seeing that look of doubt in their expressions, I’d introduced them, to my neighbor, Hsiu-Hsiu. 436 more words

Experiences Of Life

1000 Miles In My Shoes

When this year started, I wanted to do something symbolic with the fact that I have travelled so far and there didn’t seem like a better way than to buy a pair of shoes and wear them everywhere. 434 more words


Remarkable Ordinary

Climbing Mt Fuji was unlike anything I’ve ever done. Every aspect of the climb was memorable. Getting our walking sticks branded. Lucking out with clear skies that let us see every star during our night climb. 811 more words


Just a Kiss

Just, a kiss from your lips
and a touch of your hand
will wash away the blues
that I am feeling today.
©The Cracked Lens, 2016


The Walk

I have just returned from my morning walk. Usually I enjoy going for a walk. I live in a lovely area on a bluff over-looking Lake Huron. 554 more words


Using Data to Strengthen Your Connections to Customers

(Source: hbr.org)

Marion Barraud for HBR

Customer insight, segmentation, and behavior tracking have proliferated in recent years. But their impact on sales has been underwhelming, primarily because they ignore the needs of one key constituent: the frontline employee working to make the best possible marketing decisions day by day. 1,455 more words