Family

Becoming a Santa

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 Read more…

By Robert McLeod, ago
Movies

Must See Movie: Arrival

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 Read more…

By Robert McLeod, ago
Misc

The Paradoxical Commandments

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 Read more…

By Robert McLeod, ago
Thoughts

Fail and Fail Often

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 Read more…

By Robert McLeod, ago
Relationships

Love is Like Karate

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 Read more…

By Robert McLeod, ago
Thoughts

Don’t Lose Faith

I’ve shared the famous speech by Steve Jobs from Stanford’s 2005 Commencement several times and I share it again today because today of all days it seems particularly fitting. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve Read more…

By Robert McLeod, ago
Thoughts

Clarity of Self

Once you have developed a clarity of self, you can start building the life you want. Clarity of self doesn’t have to be fully developed however, since even a bit of clarity about who you are and what you want is all it takes. Once you have this clarity, you Read more…

By Robert McLeod, ago