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Groundhog Day and other annoying things

February 3, 20222 min read

The movie “Groundhog Day” was brilliant. The idea that having a do over would lead to positively changing your life was intoxicating. How often have I wanted a do over, more than I’m willing to admit. If I want to really torture myself, I lay awake at night chronicling my worst moments and wishing for that do over. Watching the…

Noah’s Ark

January 18, 2022

I have been in the recruiting business for a long time. Did you ever wonder where Noah got his boat builders? I jest, but in truth I have seen the business evolve and grow becoming more professional and efficient while maintaining the basic principles of “finding jobs for people and people for jobs”. There is an important lesson to learn…

Respair

December 30, 2021

Respair – The Oxford English Dictionary has one reference to it, from 1525. It is defined as fresh hope; a recovery from despair. Credit to my cousin Carol for bringing this word to my attention. It could be the word of the year going forward into 2022. We have had to cope with many changes to all levels of our…

Christmas Letters

December 14, 2021

My sister does a Christmas letter every year and while designed for friends and relatives living far away it is entertaining for those who see her regularly too. Generally, she outlines the ups and downs of the year but sticks to positive highlights as much as possible. After the last two years we all appreciate her reminding us of the…

Cousin Carl

November 18, 2021

Carl was born at a time when persons with Downs Syndrome were institutionalized almost from birth but that was never a consideration for my aunt and uncle. The family lived in a small town in the Maritimes surrounded by family and a close community so Carl stayed at home. Family parties were pretty raucous in those days and Carl was…