Believe it or not, it’s been several years since I’ve been behind the wheel of a car.
It all started back sometime in 2009. I was at one of those speaker events. This was a breakfast and the speaker was an author whose new book had just been published. I honestly can’t remember his name, but the book title is The Green Metropolis.
The point being made in the book is that big congested cities are more environmentally conscious and successful then more rural, less densely-populated areas — which is the opposite of what most Continue reading →
I’ve been on the hunt for a new winter coat and winter boots for a while. Amazingly, I haven’t found anything in the stores yet. What’s going on? It’s the middle of November in Toronto. Winter is fast approaching. What are retailers waiting for?
A friend suggested that I try Nordstrom Rack. She’d seen a lot of down coats there. So off I trotted this past Sunday. She was right. There were tons of them, but styles were limited and frankly, they weren’t any Continue reading →
I mean really. Isn’t it time we finally admitted to ourselves, and everyone else, that the Canadian economy is not good? That it’s tanked? That we’re really in a recession? And, for that matter, things are not that great in Toronto, either. I know it’s a tough pill to swallow for folks around here, but it’s time we faced facts.
Every time I turn around another chain of stores is closing. Big chains,
employing hundreds and sometimes thousands of people. Independents are Continue reading →
Last week I wrote about taking the time to smell the roses. Well, it wasn’t roses, exactly. More like grass and peaches. But nonetheless, it’s made me acutely aware of the fact we don’t seem to do it often enough. You know, take the time. We’re too busy speeding through life.
Why are we in such a rush? Who decided we should live in fast forward? Have you noticed how quickly we’re going? Like me, are you wondering why? Like me, do you ever feel we’re going so fast we’re spinning out of control?
Wouldn’t you like to just have a minute to catch your breath and enjoy the moment??
To really savour it. To take it all in. To make the most of it.