Observation, People

Thanksgiving Day

Contrarily to our American friends, Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving in October, nearly a month and a half before they do. Thanksgiving Day ends up on the second Monday of October so, this year, it falls on October 9th. What happens? It is a statutory holiday so nobody works and those who do are paid double. Mostly, this… Continue reading Thanksgiving Day

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People

Meeting Important People

I spent the afternoon with a high-ranking government official this afternoon. Sometimes, these people's position inflates their ego. This one was very personable, very down to to Earth, and very friendly. Networking is neither my strong suit nor something essential to my life. I don’t live for these events... shall we say! However, meeting these… Continue reading Meeting Important People

People

Misinterpretation

Communication is one of the most complex act in the world, not in performing, but in understanding. Two people need a common set of reference and a clear context so communication is successful. Obviously, communication fails if one of the two people attempting it does not grasp what they are talking about. It looks rather… Continue reading Misinterpretation

People

Oblivious

Some people are just oblivious of their behaviors. They act like jerks and wonder why they have no friends, why people flee when they walk into a room. They do everything they can to stay “right” in their mind and end up pushing people away. You cannot keep hurting someone and not damage the relationship… Continue reading Oblivious

People

St. John the Baptist, Quebec’ National Celebration 

A little bit of history... Canada was founded by two different people: the French and the English. The French occupied the territory known today as Quebec and the English slowly occupied the rest of the country. The colonization started in 1634 and Canada, as we know it, was born in 1867. Throughout the colonization, the… Continue reading St. John the Baptist, Quebec’ National Celebration 

Musings, Observation, People

Father’s Day

Today is Father's Day... And I have had no one to wish it to for close to 20 years. I am wondering if men today know the meaning of fatherhood. What kind of examples do the youth have? They see their parents struggling to give them a comfortable living... at the expense of quality living.… Continue reading Father’s Day

Freedom, People

Awareness and Expansion

Once stretched, the mind never goes back to its previous state. And so does awareness. Once you are aware of something, you keep seeing it, in you, in others, and in unrelated situations. You start seeing your life in a different shade and suddenly everything looks different while driving home that new thing you are aware… Continue reading Awareness and Expansion