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1 month ago

In memory of

Royce Shook · One of the people I call a friend, died of a stroke the other day. It was a shock, and so sad. He was about 10 years younger than me and was a gentle, considerate, caring, kind, · compassionate man with a wicked sense of humour. On our annual golf tour, it was mentioned by one of ...

11 months ago

Keep on winking

Royce Shook · A pharmacist comes back from his lunch to the pharmacy. As he approaches, he sees a man outside the pharmacy clutching onto a pole for dear life, barely breathing, not moving, not twitching a muscle, just standing there, frozen. · The pharmacist goes up to his assistant and asks ...

1 year ago

Achieving Meaning during Chaos and Hardship

Jim Taggart · Scientists see chaos as essential for organisms to renew and revitalize themselves. The same is true of organizations. When people go through a very difficult period, they emerge stronger and with a greater sense of purpose. And in the process their personal leadership capacity g ...

1 year ago

Bedtime story time

Royce Shook · I am off for my annual week of golf with my friends. Usually we go in early July, but my province was not yet opened, so we are off next week. The group has been going on a golf tour for 37 years. I joined 20 years ago, and have only one the trophy once, but it is always good fun ...

1 year ago

Moments — I've always liked this story and wanted to share

Graham🐝 Edwards · A man was walking along minding his own business when inexplicably he fell into a hole, and as much as he tried, he just couldn’t get out. As he looked up he could see people walking by and started asking for help. · Soon after a doctor stopped. After assessing the situation he w ...

1 year ago

The future of women at work: Part 4

Royce Shook · Long-established barriers make it harder for women to make transitions. Women have less time to reskill or search for employment because they spend much more time than men on unpaid care work; they are less mobile due to physical safety, infrastructure, and legal challenges; and ...

1 year ago

The future of women at work: Part 3

Royce Shook · Some women may leave the labour market entirely. Long-established barriers may make it harder for women to make transitions. They have less time to reskill or search for employment because they spend much more time than men on unpaid care work; they are less mobile due to physica ...

1 year ago

The future of women at work: Part 2

Royce Shook · McKinsey Global Institute found that potential job losses and gains for men and women could be different. Service-oriented and clerical support occupations could account for 52 percent of women’s job losses, but machine operation and craftwork occupations could account for 40 per ...

1 year ago

Gender-based progress has slowed down in recent times.

Royce Shook · The new century was full of promise but we are already in 2020 and are still grappling with issues related to gender equality, equal pay and sexual harassment at the workplace. While the situation is better than what it used to be five or six decades back but according to a McKin ...

2 years ago

What To Look For In A Man.

Robert Cormack · Start with socks. · “I like a colourful sock. I’m a sock man.” George H.W. Bush · This has been circling around since the beginning of time. What do you look for in a man? And what do men look for in a woman? Well, the second part is easy. Here’s what men look for most of the tim ...

2 years ago

12 Quotes by Carl Jung

Royce Shook · Loneliness does not come from having no people around you, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to you. · To be normal is the ultimate aim of the unsuccessful. · The first half of life is devoted to forming a healthy ego, the second half is going in ...

2 years ago

Apologies To Johnny Depp. It Wasn’t You, Man. It Was Me.

Jim Murray · It was in the summer of 2007. I was sitting in a nearly empty movie theatre in Scarborough with my wife and my popcorn and my water bottle. · I was all set to be amused and entertained for a couple of hours, suspending my disbelief to the moon and watch the 3rd installment of the ...

3 years ago

The Amazing Human Body

Royce Shook · The following is called The Amazing Human Body and I have no idea if these facts are true. But just go with it and you'll be rewarded with a good laugh at the end, I hope): · It takes your food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach. · One human hair can support 6 ...

3 years ago

Have you ever caught someone's eye?

Royce Shook · So bad, it's funny · A man is dining alone, in a fancy restaurant and there is a gorgeous redhead sitting at the next table. He has been checking her out since he sat down but he lacks the nerve to talk with her. He is deciding on how to get his courage up and is just about ready ...

3 years ago

Thinking of giving up golf?

Royce Shook · I and my friends play golf about once a week. We are not great golfers, not even good golfers, but we enjoy the game, more for the companionship then our scores. One of my golf buddies sent m this a few days ago and I thought it was funny. · A man was walking down the street whe ...

4 years ago

7 stages of Man--William Shakespeare

Royce Shook · Returning to my high school reunion, got me thinking about a bunch of stuff that is important to all of us as we start on this new journey on the final stages of our life. Shakespeare said in his powerful poem The Seven Ages of Man, from the play “As You Like It” · All the world ...

4 years ago

How To Fix A Man.

Robert Cormack · First thing men have to do is knock off those "rapey violations"—if "rapey" is even a word. · “We’re saturated in a culture of rape.” Caitlin Johnstone · Anyone familiar with Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, knows it’s about how men are led by their penises. Since the play was first per ...

4 years ago

Noumoucounda Cissoko, Senegal

Nick Mlatchkov · This man Noumoucounda Cissoko, right treats the trad African cora as if an electrical guitar when performing. He can singlehandedly break Rock in Senegal & West Africa! · "

4 years ago

Questioning the Questioner: Sara Jocobovici Takes Her Turn

Renée 🐝 Cormier · The lovely Sara Jacobovici has taken to interviewing fellow bees and posting her Q & A series so that we may all know each other better. After Sara interviewed me, it occurred to me that Sara should also be interviewed. I have taken the opportunity to ask Sara the same questions ...

4 years ago

What every man, young or old knows, or should know

Royce Shook · I was teaching in the Learning Assistance room, and I noticed a new student in the class. Usually, students, when they came to the room, reported to the teacher in charge, (which was me at this time) to let them know they were there and to tell the teacher what they would be work ...

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