Retirement and “what if” scenarios

Retirement and “what if” scenarios

New Year’s Eve is my wife Bridget’s birthday, and with it, we always look forward to meeting with dear friends, and, if we are at home, enjoying an incredible Cantonese dinner from our all-time favourite restaurant here in London, Kambie. This New Year’s was...
Confessions of a chronic saver

Confessions of a chronic saver

I have a confession to make to all of you, my faithful readers, and it’s a deeply personal one… I’m a lifetime chronic saver… but now, for the first time in my life, I’ve gone three whole years without making an RRSP contribution! It’s slowly killing...
Nurturing the little ones in your life

Nurturing the little ones in your life

School in September is going to look very different for our kids and grandkids than it did in this pre-pandemic picture. My wife’s return to school as a primary teacher has me thinking about all the different ways we can nurture our young ones through our...
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...
Where has the time gone?

Where has the time gone?

Reflecting on how 2020 has capped two fascinating decades in my life. This July has marked some monumental milestones for me. Bridget and I celebrated 20 years of marriage on July 1, just a few days after our oldest son became old enough to drive. My dad turned 79 the...
What is it that you value?

What is it that you value?

One of the great unexpected and joyous moments of the last 90 or so days of isolation has been watching my youngest son Haydn develop into the exact same avid reader that I was at his age. As isolation dragged on, we became increasingly concerned that he would end up...