Before the memories returned, I always thought I lived in the moment. I find that laughable now. I had so many voices in my head – prodding me, questioning me, scaring me. These voices examined every potential outcome of every potential situation – looking for the worst possible case scenarios. I was always expecting and […]
Archives for September 2010
Decompressing after being stationed in Afghanistan is like being a diver coming up from the depths, trying not to get the bends. Civilian helicopter pilot Allan Cram reflects on how to regain balance after being in a war zone.
Two men. An overturned canoe. Frigid water. George Burden shares a story of drama and human endurance taxed to the limit.
About 12 years ago, I was having a discussion with a colleague from Toronto on the subject of message overload. We both managed a sales force in our respective parts of the country. Both of us were receiving in excess of 60 e-mails and 25 phone calls a day. I asked him how he handled […]
I’ve never been a patient person, anything but. I focus on what I want to accomplish, and I get ‘er done. I’ve always been powerful enough to just blast right through whatever was slowing me down. If it was a physical ailment – I just kept going and ignored whatever was wrong. If it was […]
A quiet day. A nap ended with sounds of gunfire becoming fireworks across the night sky. Grabbed my camera set it to ISO 100, Bulb shutter remote release, 5.6F Stop, leveled the tripod and started to shoot. “One more time, one more night” in the land of the free, home of the brave.
The ongoing story of a girl and her van on an epic journey across Canada. It was Day 43 (Mon, June 21st) when I first noticed the smell. This was during my marathon drive to Detroit. The past few days had been freakin’ hot and muggy. I’d been in my van pretty much 24/7 for a few days: […]
It is thanks to the Tolpuddle martyrs and their like that we have our rights as employees.
Frustrated at not being able to write, an author tries a new technique — he writes a piece as a letter to a trusted friend. And in the process, he finds his writing voice.
In the late 1960s and early 70s, JC Scott grew his hair as a uniform of non-conformity, a sign of commitment to a counter-culture movement, which for many people included living sustainably. Almost 40 years later, JC has grown his hair long again. His reasons haven’t changed much, but the planet has. This is his statement.