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The Thinking Persons’ Olympics

As Calgary debates making a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games, as mere mortals we can only guess at the dedication, athleticism, sacrifices and mental fortitude required by the elite athletes to be at the apex of their particular sport. Whether it being flinging yourself and your team mates down an ice covered chute in little more than a dustbin or launching yourself down a near vertical...

Plus Ca Change

Plus ca change is the term often used to express the resigned acknowledgement of the fundamental immutability of human nature – “the more things change, the more they stay the same”. Take for example the oft told story of the golfer who steps up to the tee and hits a wicked hook twenty yards out of bounds. Embarrassed, he reaches into his pocket, tees up another ball and again, hits another...

Last Minute Larceny

Leaving things to the last minute is a recipe for disaster and on the way causes stress, anxiety and a series of corners that have been cut. Quality suffers and often there is collateral damage to those around you. So why do people heap this kind of trauma on themselves? Why do they leave things to the last minute? Why do you? I guess if it wasn’t for the last minute we’d never get anything...

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