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Archive for April, 2009

We’re out four bucks this week. Our daughter lost her two front bottom teeth and apparently a toonie per tooth is the going rate. I suppose baby teeth are a commodity.

We’re conflicted about her passing another milestone. On the one hand, we’re sad to see the end of the baby toothed-era, but we (including our daughter) are excited that she’s moving into the big-toothed era. That and the fact that she has the unique situation of her adult teeth already moving in behind the recently departed baby teeth. Quite simply, that mouth wasn’t big enough for the both of them sets of chompers. (more…)

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Do forgive me if there are some typos in this posting. I’m typing this out on my back deck and am coping with the computer screen’s glare. Nice problem to have, I’ll admit. (more…)

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The word “kindness” has been coming up a lot lately…in reference to me. Apparently, my circle of influence thinks I’ve been beating myself up as it pertains to my business of late. I, of course, think there’s nothing wrong with being an overachiever when it comes to my own stuff. Being Type “A” is a good thing….isn’t it? (more…)

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Listen to the MUSTN’Ts, child
Listen to the DON’TS
Listen to the SHOULDN’TS,
The IMPOSSIBLES, the WON’TS
Listen to the NEVER HAVES, then listen close to me…
Anything can happen, child
ANYTHING can be.
— Shel Silverstein (more…)

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The media never misses an opportunity to poke gentle fun at Lululemon’s yin/yang balance of brand (eastern philosophy and enviro-consciousness) and business acumen (P&L statements and aggressive growth targets). (more…)

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I have a dear friend…he knows lots of things about a lot of things. And when he tells me to look at something, it’s always worthwhile. It may make me smile, it may make me think. It may make me think AND smile. (more…)

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It’s been oft-quoted that Lao Tzu said “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”

What’s the first step in a 1,100 km trek in Antarctica? (more…)

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