Tag Archives: simplicity

Lookin’ Good at Timmy Ho’s: A lesson in self-awareness

Damn you tequila. Damn you to hell. This was the first thought that crossed my mind when I woke up this past Sunday morning. I laid sprawled out on my cousin Phil’s couch, whose bachelor party we had been celebrating … Continue reading

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Big Ol’ Jar of Coins: The little things add up

It takes a long friggin’ time to roll two years-worth of spare change. My decision to suck it up and roll my coins last week was motivated by a few things: I don’t want to lug all my change with … Continue reading

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The Ugliest Pie in the Land: Dealing with life’s curveballs

My roommate Shane and I are typical bachelors in many ways. I’ve got a Superman poster in my bedroom. Shane’s got a bunch of Star Wars toys in his. The furniture in our place is a mishmash of used pieces, … Continue reading

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Buck naked on the kitchen floor: The dangers of standing still for too long

One of my favourite poems by Robert Service is called “The Men That Don’t Fit In.” It opens with the following:

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Blind, deaf… and pretty dumb: Failing (and feeling) your way to success

Whenever my extended family gets together you can usually count on three things: a lot of boxed wine, a lot of Euchre and a lot of jackassery. Our Easter celebration this past weekend delivered on all three counts.

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Redefining our relationship with work

Finding a job that is rewarding and fulfilling is great. But do we expect too much from our work? As with most things in life, it’s how we look at situations that shape our responses to them. I came across … Continue reading

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Meghan and the Mud: Getting out of debt by letting go

This is a guest post I wrote for Jenny over at ExConsumer a couple weeks ago. Jenny is a super talented writer with a lot of practical and inspiring content on her site. Be sure to check it out! *** … Continue reading

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