I have been struggling to properly formulate my thoughts surrounding this post. Not simply because of the nature of the topic and its implications; but because I do not consider myself "good at it". It struck me when I heard a friend of mine, after losing her husband, stand in front of a large group … Continue reading The Power of Choice
Over the weekend, my wife and I attended the prayer service and funeral for our friend, Alan DeSilva. It was inspirational to see the number of lives Alan influenced in his 30 years on earth. As part of the eulogy, we were reminded of a saying of Alan's that he truly embodied; and it has remained with … Continue reading A Lasting Impression
I received a call from my wife: she was in tears. Immediately I asked what was wrong. She then informed me that Alan had tragically passed away the night before. Silence. I had no words. Alan DeSilva was one of the most genuine, caring and outgoing people I had ever met. He and his wife … Continue reading Life is Fragile
I want to apologize up front for my lack of writing lately. It seems that I blink and two weeks have gone by. I am full of good excuses, by the way: work has been busy, my wife had a stomach flu (while being 7 months pregnant), and now our family is collectively battling a … Continue reading Reflections of the Sick
After reading some of the news articles and the realization of a tragic symmetry between the Eaton Centre shooting (Toronto, ON) and last night's shooting in Aurora, CO, I felt compelled to write something. It's horrifying to me that anyone could ever be in a mindset to do harm to others, let alone open fire in a … Continue reading Live Every Day
I am not the most meticulous person in the world; just ask my wife (insert laugh track). Okay, so what's my point? It's important for the sake of this post that you, the reader, understand that I can/have been known to miss details, forget, procrastinate and even neglect things. I would say that most of … Continue reading Do The Due!