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“I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go into the library and read a good book.” -Groucho Marx

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“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
― Jane Austen

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An Interlude for a Poem: A Gift for Introverts, Misanthropes and Other People Who Don’t Want to Work the Room

Because Corporate Canada needs more poetry…

I wrote a Strategy Session on networking for introverts for Alberta Venture this month. You might have seen it… I know it struck a chord, because so many of you have sent me “Thank you for validating me!” notes. 210 more words

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A plea: What Alberta needs in crisis is a strong opposition

I rarely write about politics, because I am too cynical. What has happened in Alberta over the last few weeks, however, has tested even my cynicism. 425 more words

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Amazing Calgarians: An Afternoon with Amy Dryer

I meet Calgary artist Amy Dryer at a loading dock in a back alley. There are two giant garbage dumpsters between us, and an army of grey porta-potties, protected by a grey chain-link fence to the right. 1,487 more words

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Women in Leadership: Opportunities lost. And not because our bosses are misogynist pricks

Yesterday, I spoke at the the Government of Alberta’s Women in Leadership: Paving the Way Conference, as part of the Systemic Barriers to Leadership session. 1,322 more words

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Quote This: Matt Haig on Humans... or what I did today instead of working

“I know that some of you reading this are convinced humans are a myth, but I am here to state that they do actually exist. For those that don’t know, a human is a real bipedal life form of mid-range intelligence, living largely deluded existence on a small water-logged planet in a very lonely corner of the universe.”

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