Empathy

Having a deep sense of empathy can be both a blessing and a curse. A brain that is always thinking: “How does this affect someone else?” “Who was in that car accident? I hope they’re okay.” “Is my friend’s mountain of salt on the table going to push our server over the edge?” On one…

5 Things City People Do Differently

“Big cities are funny. We’re all just walking around, wanting to be friends with each other, but also keeping our distance trying not to get mugged by each other.” – My Date from Monday Night I’m from a small town up in Northern Alberta, less than ten thousand people. Big enough to have a coffee shop…

Fireworks

I used to go on a lot of Tinder dates. For me, they usually lacked any real passion or connection. They had a banality to them, a white noise hum like a fluorescent light. I didn’t want to date a fluorescent light. Call me old fashioned but there’s a certain spontaneity and excitement in going…

Time Paradox

How weird is it that most of us put so much importance on how we spend our money and so little importance on how we spend our time? I’ll give you an example. The other day,  I was telling my co-worker how I had saved a hundred dollars by cleaning the inside of my car…

Sentimental Ginger Beef

“Who did you order Chinese food from?” “Queens. Why?” “This guy doesn’t look like he usually delivers Chinese food.” “What do you mean?” “He looks like he owns the place.” Puzzled, I walked toward our front door and heard the bell ring just before I turned the knob to open it. In front of me,…

Always Quitting, Never Sitting

If you’re anything like me, you have the desire to quit things, like ALL THE TIME. I quit on relationships, jobs, workout plans. I have twelve books on my book shelf at home that I tell people I’m “reading”. I’m not going to finish them. When the going gets tough – hell, even boring – I’m…

Post Numero Beano

“Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.” – Anne Morough Lindbergh Ever go for coffee with a friend to catch up? The conversation starts simple enough. How’s life? How’s the girlfriend? She has a kid on the way? Did I hear you changed jobs? But as…