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I have just emerged from having organized and hosted my parent's 40th Anniversary - all in surprise fashion. A hugely successful and worthwhile weekend, but exhausting. Thank-you everyone who participated!! I hope readers will excuse the blogging silence over the last week or so.

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The fun and headache of a new laptop

Rebooting your career management with new equipment

Once in a while, life throws you roadmarks - signs that allow you to measure your progress. Something happens that reminds you of the passing of time since the last time the same thing happened.

I bought my new laptop this weekend, sticking with the same one I had before - the amazing Apple Powerbook G4 15”. It really is a great system, with lots of hardware improvements over my previous model.

Thinking about it this morning, it was a sign of the …

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The Circle of Life

Saddened this weekend by the passing of a dear friend's father. I am 38 now, and over the last 18 months, 3 good friends have lost 4 parents.

It makes me think about the passing of the torch. The reality of life.

It also reminds me that there is no time to waste. If you know what is important to you, then make those things priorities in your life. Be true to your values. Take action to see them through.

It all boils down to the basics, doesn't it.

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Snow Day

On a personal note...I live in Vancouver and love it. However, if I could change one thing, it would be a little bit more snow and frozen ponds so I could go skating outdoors. For those readers who aren't familiar with Vancouver, it hardly ever snows here - less here than pretty much anywhere else in Canada. It does snow in the mountains surrounding us and I can be in the snow after a 30 minute drive. Just South of us in Seattle, it snows a lot more. Go figure.

So, today I woke up to beauti…

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Breakfast in bed

Ah, the joy of breakfast in bed. My lovely wife and kids surprised me this AM (it is my birthday tomorrow). A day to count my blessings and be grateful.

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