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Beefs, Thoughts

Change What You Can, Cope With What You Cannot

0 Comments 20 January 2017

This quote is more relevant than ever especially for Americans who are unhappy with Donald Trump officially being sworn in as President today. I don’t really have an opinion on the whole matter. Why? Because all of the data that is available is from news sources that is really tough to tell their true intentions. […]

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Movies

Must See Movie: The Barkley Marathons

0 Comments 04 January 2017

I recently stumbled upon The Barkley Marathons on Netflix. I absolutely love documentaries and the more quirky, weird and underground the better. I especially love documentaries about a group of passionate people because I find that no matter what their passion is, they’re weird in a way like I am and we understand each other. […]

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Thoughts, World Issues

The Problem with Pokemon Go

0 Comments 04 January 2017

I first started writing this post when Pokemon Go was released in the summer. I saw the immediate impact it had on some friends and how incredibly distracting it was. As the weeks went by and more and more people got onto the app, the number of articles increased. It became clear that there were […]

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Family, Thoughts

Becoming a Santa

0 Comments 06 December 2016

Found on Facebook. Author unknown. “In our family, we have a special way of transitioning the kids from receiving from Santa, to becoming a Santa. This way, the Santa construct is not a lie that gets discovered, but an unfolding series of good deeds and Christmas spirit. When they are 6 or 7, or whenever […]

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Computers, Humour, Technology

The SMART Exchange Alias – A Cautionary Tale

0 Comments 05 December 2016

Years ago when I was working for SMART Technologies, I noticed something strange during my second week of work as Social Media Specialist that would transform my perception, cause me to look at things from more than one angle and to not always trust process. Before I explained what I noticed and the impact it […]

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Movies, Technology, Thoughts

Must See Movie: Arrival

0 Comments 03 December 2016

I hadn’t heard of Arrival until earlier today when my friend asked if I wanted to go see a movie. I quickly checked out the description and it sounded good. I like not reading reviews or watching trailers before watching a movie. It gives me expectations, knowledge that can take away surprises during the movie […]

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Music, World Issues

NPR Tiny Desk Concert w/ Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

0 Comments 30 June 2016

I first heard the Macklemore Tiny Desk Concert on NPR about 3 years ago and to this day it has remained one of my favourite music sessions. The lyrics, the music, the setting and the quality are all incredible. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

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Thoughts, World Issues

Expanding Your Domain of Control

0 Comments 20 May 2016

If you are like most people, then you sweat the small stuff that you cannot control. Small stuff that other people do which may or may not have anything to do with you. But you let it affect your day. But it doesn’t have to be like that. You can live a life that is […]

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Movies, Relationships

Must See Movie: The Intouchables

0 Comments 11 November 2015

An unlikely friendship develops between a wealthy quadriplegic and his caretaker, who was just released from prison. This movie is in french and is on Netflix, with subtitles. You’ll notice it for the first 5-10 minutes but once the movie starts to develop, you won’t care that it’s all subtitles. This movie is so good, […]

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Thoughts

Must See Movie: Hector and the Search for Happiness

0 Comments 25 October 2015

Disillusioned with the tedium of his existence, psychiatrist Hector (Simon Pegg) confesses to his girlfriend (Rosamund Pike) that he feels he is a fraud for dispensing recommendations to patients who never seem to improve or get any happier. He considers breaking out of his lackluster routine. Summoning up some courage, Hector gives his starved curiosity […]

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DoitAnyway

Misc, Relationships, Thoughts, World Issues

The Paradoxical Commandments

0 Comments 08 July 2015

by Dr. Kent M. Keith People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. […]

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Social Media, Technology, Videos

Social Media Housekeeping #SMByyc60

0 Comments 28 January 2015

This presentation was created for the Calgary Social Media Breakfast #60 on Friday, January 23, 2015 at Peloton Cycling. Thank you Donna for sponsoring and Martine for hosting! It’s about revising your social media plan for 2015. The plan isn’t necessarily about changing your current strategy.  The plan is about renewing your strategy, creating good […]

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Thoughts

Fail and Fail Often

0 Comments 23 December 2014

If you’ve never failed, then you’ve never taken a risk. You’ve never had a dream and put your heart and soul into achieving that dream. The opposite of failure is success. We cannot succeed with failure. We learn from failing. We must fail and fail often in order to have progress. Failure doesn’t have to […]

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Family, Relationships, Thoughts

Living, Loving, Learning & Losing

0 Comments 22 December 2014

On May 17, 2001, the worst thing that could have happened, happened in the lives of me and my family. My mom died. For about the next 10 years, I was in so much pain and I was so scared to love again that I would tell myself that I loved someone but I would […]

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Movies, Thoughts

Interstellar is a Must See Movie

0 Comments 15 November 2014

Not often do I watch a movie that makes me feel sometimes opposite emotions but after watching Interstellar, I can say that it made me cry, laugh, be confused, be inspired, be hopeful and be amazed. Interstellar is easily one of my top 10 movies. Easily. I won’t tell you much about it because honestly […]

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Books, Technology, Thoughts

Audio Books Are Great For Road Trips

1 Comment 04 November 2014

This year compared to any other in my life has seen me on the road more than ever. From January 1 – October 1, I was home for a total of about 5 weeks. It was hard being away from home, driving tens of thousands of miles, most of them by myself. When I’m on […]

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Movies, Thoughts

Must See Movie: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

0 Comments 20 June 2014

I first heard about the movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” just through some online ads and short teasers on Youtube but I always skipped over them. Then during a flight from Chicago to Calgary in May, I happened to see it under the available movies. I figured why not since I had nothing […]

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Relationships, Thoughts

Love is Like Karate

0 Comments 03 March 2014

Why is love like karate? If you look at how the ranking system works in karate, there are different colours of obis (which is like a belt) which represents the level one has achieved. The most widely practiced style of karate, shotokan, uses the following ranking system (from Wikipedia): Level Obi colour 9th kyū orange […]

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Movies, Relationships, Thoughts

My Review of the Movie “Into The Wild”

0 Comments 02 March 2014

Beautiful. Sad. Real. Haunting. Inspiring. Tragic. The moral of the movie… Happiness [is] only real when shared.

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Humour, Misc

42 Odd Facts You Might Not Know

0 Comments 16 December 2013

The pictures sum it up pretty well. Next time you’re at a party, impress your friends with some of these odd facts. Enjoy!

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Rob "Frisbee Rob" McLeod is a motivational speaker and frisbee ambassador living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He competes in ultimate, disc golf, dog disc and overall flying disc competitions. Rob currently holds 6 Guinness World Records, 10 World Championships and the Canadian Distance Record.

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