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7 months ago

Are You a Smarty Pants?

Jim Taggart · Fill in the blank in the following quotation to see if you correctly identify the decade in question: · Any company that aspires to succeed in the tougher business environment of the ______ must first resolve a basic dilemma: success in the marketplace increasingly depends on lea ...

11 months ago

CPP and OAS enhancements coming

Royce Shook · One of the crucial aspects of pensions in Canada is the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). For 2020, the maximum monthly amount a new recipient could receive starting at age 65 is $1,175.83. However, the average monthly amount (for June 2020) is only $710.41, which means the average reti ...

1 year ago

Do No Harm: 5 Leadership Lessons to Live By

Jim Taggart · Dateline: June 18, 2014: · The bangs were incredibly loud. Across the street the shoppers at the liquor store and grocery store plaza were startled. The nearby homeowners called 911. And the staff at the elementary school down the street (where my two oldest granddaughters were s ...

1 year ago

COVID-19 & Personal Finance

Royce Shook · What cost COVID? From families who lost loved ones, on people who are seriously ill, it is no secret that the pandemic has changed our way of life. From where we work to how we shop, COVID-19 has had a major impact on everything. It’s also hard to deny that the coronavirus has ha ...

1 year ago

Ivan and June.

Robert Cormack · A short story about advertising (sort of). · I once worked with a former mercenary. His name was Ivan and he still wore camouflage pants, Wellco boots, and a field jacket with a bullet hole. He said he got shot in a place called Kisangani, somewhere in the Congo. Ivan wasn’t your ...

1 year ago

Waves

Royce Shook · I was reading "A Satisfying Journey" about the wave theory of retirement. In the post the Bob Lowry said:  · "I just passed nineteen years of being away from the world of work. If there is one overriding lesson in the nearly two decades since June 2001, it is that this time of li ...

1 year ago

Updates from the Tri-Cities Planning Network

Royce Shook · If you are not aware of this organization you are missing important information for seniors. Here is some of the information they share with their members. If after reading this you want more information you can contact them: tricitiesseniorsplanningntwk@gmail.com · Seniors’ Week ...

2 years ago

I am only one...

Graham🐝 Edwards · I am only one, but I am one. I can not do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. · Edward Everett Hale I hadn’t heard of Edward Everett Hale before, but experience has shown me the Internet is excellent for dealing ...

3 years ago

What are the signs of early-onset Alzheimer's?

Royce Shook · Published in Medical News Today on Fri 22 June 2018 and written by Jenna Fletcher, and reviewed by Timothy J. Legg, Ph.D., CRNP · This article is of interest to me because I had two close friends who were inflicted with early-onset Alzheimer’s and they died within 3 years of cont ...

4 years ago

MUSICAL DECADES - 1940s - Big Band Leaders

Dominique 🐝 Petersen · Let's go back to the 1940s today for a second round of Big Band Leaders. If you missed Part 1, click here. · A big band is a type of musical ensemble associated with playing jazz music which became popular during the Swing Era from the early 1930s until the late 1940s. A big band ...

4 years ago

MUSICAL DECADES - 1940s - Hepcats

Dominique 🐝 Petersen · The words ‘hep’ and ‘hip’ both emerged in the US jazz scene during the 1930s, originally meaning ‘in the know’, used to describe those parts of the scene or real fans of jazz who knew about the music and its musicians. This week, let's take a look at these hepcats and their music ...

4 years ago

Physical Intelligence - Day 90

CityVP Manjit · Today represents a lot of ENDS.  The end of June, the end of my 90 Day Physical Intelligence Challenge and now sadly the end of my relationship with my student club.  All these ends however channel a new beginning tomorrow - one that is marked by the 150th Anniversary of Canada's ...

4 years ago

The Things You Gladly Do For Your Kids

Jim Murray · My daughter whose name is Star, (nee Charlotte, seen here with her old man, Ben),  was recently diagnosed as bi-polar. This is a tough thing for a writer to be and and even tougher thing for a young writer with her first publishing contact in place and a novel to edit. · She has ...

4 years ago

The Writepractice.com 2017 Summer Writing Contest is Open !

stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador · Great news:  Summer Writing Contest is now open! · This June, The Write Practice is partnering with publisher JBD Entertainment and Short Fiction Break literary magazine to host a writing contest in which everyone gets published! · And for the first time ever, They’re partnering ...

4 years ago

Pic of the Day

Randall Burns ·    Here's a tiny piece of paradise shot in Northern Alberta, June 24, 2011. ·    Nikon D300s ·    Nikon 105 mm ·    ISO 400 ·    f8, 1/400 sec, (with TTL ring flash) · "

4 years ago

The journey and the goal...

Graham🐝 Edwards · Yesterday was the official start of my 2017 road biking season; similar to previous official starts, the day was sunny, warm, and spring was in the air. And like the last three years, it also marked the beginning of my road training for an upcoming 212 km ride in June to fight ca ...

4 years ago

Musings on the Number 6 and a Call for Thoughts

Paul "Pablo" Croubalian · Now that myTweetPack.com is up and running, I'm taking a little breather. Soon, I will start on the tweet chat promotion and moderation module.  · But, not just yet. · It struck me that today is January 6th. myTweetPack.com went live at 06:00 EST. The original germ of an idea sta ...

5 years ago

How to write good.

Kevin Pashuk · I saw these lists years ago.  They were circulated long before there was an Internet.  I found them again recently  at http://www.plainlanguage.gov/examples/humor/writegood.cfm · The first set of rules was written by Frank L. Visco and originally published in the June 1986 issue ...

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