Happy thought #17: Monkeys

I was out for a morning walk in the sun, hand in hand with my daughter, when up on a wall we spotted a monkey, then two, then three, then four!  Alexis and I knelt down, being very quiet so we didn’t scare them away.  Turns out, they weren’t scared of us at all.  One hopped off the wall and walked right past us, eating an orange palm nut while it strolled....more

Monkey Management

This weekend I finished up Tell to Win by Peter Gruber and adore it. I'm a diehard Geek for studying human communication and want to share the most brilliant management advice I've ever heard in my life. Many years ago the author met Jack Warner, legendary founder of Warner Brothers Studios. When Jack asked Peter how work was, being the CEO for Columbia Studios, Peter confided "It's like a tidal wave. People just keep coming into my office with one problem after the other. It never ends."...more

Craptastically Fantastic

I feel like I should be doing much more writing than this...all of a sudden life has happened and things are being cast aside. Things like time to write and laundry.Travel wise I/we have been all over the place lately. There was a three day break up to the highlands, Inverness/Nairn/other places I can't pronounce. We saw the Falls of Shin...which weren't very...fall-ie...but still pretty. I think living in the Rocky Mountains for *insert FAR TOO LONG* kind of skewed my perception of waterfalls. And mountains....more

My most memorable moments from 2008 -- From famine in Africa to watching my brother win a medal at the Olympics

It has been a fantastic year. Four continents, multiple countries, many stories, both tears and laughter and everything in between. I'll just touch upon a few of my most memorable moments from the year, the bulk of which I spent in East Africa and traveling around the region. Near Ruhengeri, Rwanda ...more

Jungle Themed Birthday Party

From jungle music to leafy napkins to expedition packs for party favours, it was a scream putting on this little shindig for my little monkey. http://living.weelife.com/search/label/wee%20party  ...more