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4 months ago

Adult children and their parents end of life journey

Royce Shook · My Niece, who was in her early 50’s died almost two years ago, but the pain of her passing is still hard for the family. We were out to dinner with her Mom and Dad and their partners the other day. Because of COVID the Celebration of Life had been postponed and was held about two ...

7 months ago

The Hilarious Lines of Tommy Cooper and other Dad jokes

Royce Shook · Thanks to my friend George for passing these on to me. Enjoy · When I was a kid, I went to a psychiatrist for one of those aptitude tests. On the desk, he put a pitchfork, a wrench, and a hammer and he said to the nurse: ‘If he grabs the pitchfork, he’ll become a farmer. If he gr ...

1 year ago

Bloody Puns

Royce Shook · We are in the heart of winter and it can make one sad and dissolute, so here are some bloody puns to raise your spirits. · Do you know what really makes my blood boil? The vacuum of space. · I hate going to the doctor because all he does is suck blood from my neck. Do NOT go see ...

1 year ago

The middle wife

Royce Shook · The following was written by an anonymous 2nd grade teacher and shows how children see the world and how teachers capture memories every day in their class rooms. · I've been teaching now for about fifteen years. I have two kids myself, but the best birth story I know is the one ...

1 year ago

Some Dad Jokes for my grandson

Royce Shook · Today, my grandson asked "Can I have a book Mark?" and I burst out laughing. 10 years old and he still doesn't know my name is grandad. · DAD: I was just listening to the radio on my way into town, apparently an actress just killed herself. · MOM: Oh my! Who!? · DAD: Uh, I can't ...

1 year ago

Dear Students:

Royce Shook · Due to the Corona Virus, school is under new management- please observe the following changes from your new teacher. · 1. Monday is pyjama day. Forget it, every day is pyjama day · 2. There is no lunch lady. 12:00 is culinary Arts. Make yourself something. Peanuts are now allowe ...

4 years ago

Physical Intelligence - Day 80

CityVP Manjit · Yesterday I lost track of time.  To record that moment I have not updated the graphic for Day 79.  The mistake on the graphic is the same mistake I nearly made today.  As I wrote out today's date I had written Monday 20th June, but then it dawned on me that I have my Toastmasters ...

4 years ago

Physical Intelligence - Day 11

CityVP Manjit · One drawback from reading the associated log from last year is that it reminded me of things that actually defeat the purpose of physical intelligence, and today it was reading how I had found the sandwich maker and begun using it (NOT GOOD).  Ironically, once the last 90 days pa ...

4 years ago

If you don't know where you've been, can you know where you are?

don kerr · How do you help a business successfully undertake a line extension to its brand? How do you leverage current brand equities? How do you wander back into the brand history then transition to tomorrow? · These are some of the questions I was pondering recently while working with a ...

5 years ago

A Personalise Watch makes a unique Christmas gift idea

Royce Shook · As we move closer to Christmas, people begin to panic and think about how they can find the perfect gift. For unique Christmas gift ideas, consider personalising your gift. Personalised photo gifts offer you the ultimate opportunity to create cool and unusual presents for family ...

5 years ago

Good Lessons from Experience

Royce Shook · We were sitting after golf and the conversation drifted around to stories about how we had learned our craft, (most of us it turned out learned the hard way). One of the younger teachers told this story. · "I was instructing my Math 10 students in my portable on a rather stormy a ...

5 years ago

This is not really a post. It's a measure of OMG-WTF-iness

Paul "Pablo" Croubalian · Okay, so I'm taking a break from writing a white paper and I decided to look into a feature for the Web-App-With-No-Name(yet).  · We want to be able to store possible followers based on whether they mentioned us, retweeted us, we mentioned them or we retweeted them.  · It would a ...

5 years ago

Great truths learned over time

Royce Shook · I am not sure who the source of these truths are, but they are funny and insightful, enjoy · 1) No matter how hard you try, you can't bathe cats. · 2) When your Mum is mad at your Dad, don't let her brush your hair. · 3) If your sister hits you, don't hit her back. They always ca ...

5 years ago

A Gift We Can Give Every Day

Chris Spurvey · One of the greatest gifts we can give someone is the gift of listening. I’m sure you’ve heard that before. I know I have. But sometimes it takes a real-life example to make ideas sink into our bones. That is exactly what happened to me yesterday. · ----- · If after reading this a ...

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