Put Up or Shut Up: Owning Change

Some jobs suck. They just do. Your manager is a jerk, the work isn’t fulfilling. I’ve been there. That’s not one of those “yeah, I’ve been there.” I’ve ACTUALLY been there. I’ve been a cog in the wheel of the industrial complex, spinning freely and ineffectually...

Fail and Fail Big

You may or may not know that I’m a big football fan. I played in high school and before I blew my knee out, I was pretty sure I was going to play college football. I’ve always loved football movies. Everything from Rudy to The Program to Friday Night Lights. But one...

The Rise of The (Grocery Store) Machines

I love shopping at Sobeys. My local store knows me and my kids by name, they know about what we’re up to. They give us stickers and balloons and hugs and everything that really brings the experience up a notch. The food is great. The staff is friendly and all is well....

Falling On Your Face: A Love Story

My son has a girlfriend at school. This doesn’t seem that unreasonable. Except that my son is 4.5 years old and is in preschool. His girlfriend is a lovely little girl and each Monday and Wednesday when I pick them up from school, he waits for her while she gets her...

Dirty Hands Are Busy Hands

I recently shared a story about my mom (a gas station manager) and this incredible young employee she has. The kid is 16, saved up and bought his own truck, and is now working at the gas station, and another job, while going to school. It’s impressive. It’s a lot of...