The Paradox of Grace

Today, I’m writing from my deck, overlooking Queen Street in The Beach Village (Toronto). It’s raining, but I’m sitting under a small covered area, watching the raindrops fall and listening to the sound of tires whispering and sighing as they roll along the saturated streets beneath me. I came out here because it was warmer than being inside. The A/C in our apartment is a bit too efficient and I …

Born To Fly

A few months ago, I joined a meetup group for Christian entrepreneurs. This was before the COVID19 shutdown, while I was passionately investing my energy in developing a new business idea. Because this new venture kinda came out of nowhere, (more about that later) I couldn’t help but think that maybe God wanted me to take a new direction with my work. For those who don’t know my story, here’s …

My Personal Manifesto

Last week, we left off with me declaring that I was going to move forward with a “clean slate”, starting with clearing off my actual whiteboard, which was cluttered with useless lists and reminders. As it turns out, I didn’t clean it off as quickly as I intended to. For some reason, I had the feeling that there was something ‘more’ about to reveal itself. That turned out to be …

Derek Sivers, Minimalism and My Whiteboard

I learned a lot about myself this week. During my two hours of walking each day, I’ve been listening to podcasts, and lately, the ones I seem to be gravitating to the most are those which offer different perspectives on things. I mentioned last week that I was particularly impacted by one of Seth Godin’s Akimbo episodes… and that made me think of another person whose blog I used to …

TBR’s Aegean Odyssey, Part 1

Greetings from Greece! As I write this, I’m sitting in a pristine little café called Paralia (that’s greek for “beach’). It’s situated overlooking the Aegean Sea in a lovely resort town called Pefkohori, (Chalkidiki) which is part of the Region of Central Macedonia in Northern Greece. Chalkidiki is comprised of three peninsulas which resemble three “fingers”, jutting into the northern part of the Aegean Sea. Pefkohori is a popular summer …