The Ontario Human Rights Commission recently released a report on racial profiling in the Toronto Police Services, and the results were quite damning. In the media there was an immediate and overwhelming consensus that the findings were beyond reproach and action must be undertaken immediately. Because of the nature of the topic no one seems … Continue reading Flaws in the OHRC Report on Racial Profiling in the Toronto Police Service
It was incredible to witness how this change swept the nation like a wildfire of biblical proportions. Radio stations were clamoring over top of one another to be the first to pull the song and extol their virtue to the world. But virtually every single comment, or reaction, or shared post that I've seen since … Continue reading Why Haven’t Radio Stations Reversed Their Ban For “Baby it’s Cold Outside”?
Most of the time when a politician uses the term sustainable it is universally met with applause and praise. Sustainability is one of those terms that almost everyone can agree on. Like a political safe word. But there's one slight problem.... Nothing about humanity is sustainable! I don't care how much recycling you do, or … Continue reading The Dark Side of Sustainability
I have always HATED the term 'toxic masculinity'. And every time there's a scandal, like the recent despicable events at St. Michael's private school in Toronto, the term gets thrown around in public discourse without much resistance. It is too easily accepted as a term that adds understanding and coherence to the situation at hand. … Continue reading Refuting the Utter Bullshit of ‘Toxic Masculinity’
On the Warriors website you won't find an overarching mission statement. But what you can find, and what truly lead me to look into the Golden State Warriors from this perspective, is this fascinating video about core values on their YouTube channel. The values are competition, compassion, mindfulness, and joy. In the video they really … Continue reading Describing the Greatness of the Golden State Warriors
Yesterday I visited the Canadian Museum of History with my two children and it was a great way to keep them busy for a few hours. However, now that I have started focusing on the role every institution plays in human progress I was excited to see what I could come up with when I … Continue reading How Does the Canadian Museum of History Push Humanity Forward?
From the earliest ages of childhood our mind adapts a lifelong mandate to explore and catalog every aspect of our immediate environment. We are like sponges that soak up the sensory soup our perceptions feed to our developing brains. It is our mission to learn and to label each and every one of these new … Continue reading Reclaim Your Attention & Win Back Your Life
Here we are again. Less than a week after another horrific mass shooting at a school and we have already heard the Celebrity in Chief talk about mental illness as the major contributing factor. And of course he has made no mention about changes on the gun control front, but really is anyone surprised at … Continue reading 5 Painful Truths We Must Accept About School Shootings To Make #NeverAgain A Reality
As we witness the almost immeasurable success of the world's leading tech companies we also observe innovation and experimentation in the design of the modern workplace. The new style is usually very sleek, and the amenities are plentiful, but dedicated personal space is at a minimum. The immediate response is to say "So what?". With … Continue reading Personal Boundaries and the Evolving Workplace
You don’t know why you started doing it. You don’t really know why you love it so much. And you certainly aren’t doing it for anyone else. It is our hobbies that define us more deeply than anything else in our lives. It is what you do with your time when there is no burden … Continue reading The Death of the Hobby