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Smart, sometimes funny, musings and other stuff

Afraid of our own shadow

November 14, 2018  

At what point in recent history did Calgarians become afraid of our own shadow? After yesterday’s plebiscite, the chance for our city to host the 2026 Olympics in […]


Is standing for opportunity an unpopular stance? I’ll take my chances.

November 7, 2018  

I’m not going to say now more than ever. But that’s how it feels. That humankind’s natural bent towards a negative bias is omnipresent, bombarding us in all […]


Olympics, Calgary & “could’ve gone better” media interviews

October 31, 2018  

This post isn’t about the Olympics. Nor the plebiscite to host the Olympics. Nor how our political leadership seems inept to lead at this point in time. And […]


Tell me a story

September 5, 2018  

Working as a press secretary and political hack in the fast-paced world of politics had been an exciting start to my career, but after a few years I […]


Branding – more than meets the eye

August 19, 2018   Tags:

A while back I decided that I needed* a new pair of glasses. So off I went to my local eyeglass shop. Wait, no, it was much easier […]


The Shoemaker’s Child Syndrome

June 28, 2018  

I recently attended a presentation by my fifth grade son on one of his favourite topics: race cars. Not only did I learn that a Formula One car […]


Surfing lessons for life & business from a newbie surfer

May 1, 2017  

As I look at the date of my last blog post (the horror! shock! gasp!), I realize that I am desperate need of:   A) An update; B) […]


Bill 6: A lesson from the NDP on how (not) to handle public consultations

December 7, 2015   Tags: ,

The NDP have landed themselves in a whole heap of trouble on the farm these last few weeks.


F is for fast when it comes to writing for the web

November 23, 2015  

As the old adage goes, if a tree falls in the forest, does it make a sound?   The same can be said for your web content. The […]


Photo Booth meets VW bus… yes folks, it’s here in YYC

September 3, 2015  

Well, hello again!   I am much overdue for a new post after a painfully long reprieve from blogging at Not Your Average Jo.


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