This week, Jim Steinman died. He is the genius behind Meat Loaf, and all that overwrought, operatic rock craziness with the really long song titles – like You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Nights). The … Continue reading Bat Out Of Hell.
One of the kids turned 13 this week, we have a teenager in the house. The eye rolling and general disdain for anything we have to offer has been present for quite some time, so some of the shock has … Continue reading Teen Spirit
People in Vancouver may know the CBC journalist Justin McElroy who covers local politics and has been the go-to person for COVID data this past year. He is a really entertaining and interesting person; and last year he shared his … Continue reading On The Spectrum…
I joined a Microsoft Teams meeting last week and the 10 women in the team were already present, chatting about hoodie fashion, I think. I tried to turn the conversation towards golf shirts, but they weren’t biting. This is a … Continue reading Pedicures, Beers, And Belonging.
Ouch: “Man needs to experience something for himself before acknowledging it exists, rather than take it from women.“ Why is there an emergent recruitment practice anonymizing resumes / CVs? Because it removes an in-built bias many have about “the right … Continue reading The Lived Experience of Bias.
I wrote 52 weeks of COVID Diaries. It is time to retire it, as I did the Cannabis Diaries last year. It has me thinking about what normal means. We can deal with different types of normalcy. Normal now means … Continue reading COVID Diaries: A Year.
We have made it this far. People at work have been reflecting on all the hard work undertaken to refit the workflows and workplaces, for safety, collegiality, for survival. The meetings started off as daily; the work consumed everyone and … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 52: Back To Work.
I have never thought about myself as a CEO-type. Self-reflectively, I would like to say that is because I am not a psychopath / sociopath. [1% of humanity is born a genetic psychopath; 20% of corporate CEOs appear to be … Continue reading Maybe One Day I’ll Be CEO #IWD2021
We have been raising an Assistance dog for the last 2 years; and to be honest, it has been hard work. Not just the commitment to 100% adherence to the rules of training engagement. But also, our dog’s inability to … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 51: Living Your Best Life.
My kids think I am so lame. They are at the eye-rolling age. My sane refrain to them that “I am really cool, actually, one day you will realize that,” falls on deaf ears, surprisingly. The fact that I listen … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 50: Loser.
At work, we closed out 2020 this week with a virtual recognition event MC’d by two colleagues linking together a bunch of videos celebrating winners of various awards for 2020. Ninety minutes of wholesome goodness, watched online at home, alongside … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 49: Praise Be!
Winter finally came to Vancouver this week, although as I rarely leave the house, it barely impacts my life. I just wear a toque occasionally in the house if I am sitting down at my desk for too long. Here … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 48: Snowed Under.