Comets, Prophecies and Legacy

Comets, Prophecies and Legacy

When you openly embrace curiosity and learning, while exploring the world around you, your legacy will find you naturally As most long-time readers probably know, I’m an avid astronomer and astrophotographer. During the last few weeks, I’ve been in astro-heaven, as...
Closing the Cottage

Closing the Cottage

Weathering the seasons of intergenerational cottage transfers, liabilities and the tax man. In the last few weeks, all across our country a great Canadian tradition has occurred — the winterizing of the family cottage. As long-time readers might recall, I grew...
The Future Of Giving

The Future Of Giving

For so many of us, the nighttime sky represents peace and tranquility.  One night in London this past month was the exact opposite due to a massive gas explosion.  In the aftermath, our city’s generosity shows us the future of giving – and how our...
Dreaming BIG this Summer

Dreaming BIG this Summer

50 years ago, Humanity set foot on the moon for the first time – and hasn’t done it since 1972.  We can learn a lot  in how we approach our own planning by the epic story of the effort to dream big and make it to the moon. Sunday July 20, 1969, at 20:17...
The Bonds of Family

The Bonds of Family

For many of us, we look forward to Victoria Day long weekend, so we can spend time bonding with family after the (very) long winter.  This year, my family spent some quality time with a much-loved member of our chosen family, who I’m going to refer to as John, to...