Friday, April 13, 2007

Vimy Ridge/ World War I

As many of you know, last Monday (April 9) marked the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, in which the Canadians took the ridge where many other armies failed. I realized how little I really knew about Vimy and WWI and after watching a documentary that was shown on CBC Television, my interest was piqued! The next time I was at our local library, I got a bunch of books out about WWI. One particular book, which I am currently reading, is Vimy by Pierre Berton. It is an excellent book, and although I am not done it yet, I would already recommend it! Anyway, looking back, I am disappointed with myself about how little I knew about a battle that changed our nation. I am happy to say that I know considerably more now, and if you don't know much about Vimy, I suggest that you read up on it!

Signing off...

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


I recently read a book called Between a rock and a hard place by Aron Ralston. It is a very good book and I highly recommend it. The author was rock climbing in Blue John Canyon when a rock shifted, trapping his arm between the rock wall and the boulder. He eventually escapes by snapping his arm and amputating it with his pocket knife. Isn't it amazing what humans will do to survive? Isn't it amazing what people can do with a bit of determination?

"Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve."~Napoleon Hill

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Writing a Personal Mission Statement

Having a personal mission Statement can help you make difficult decisions and give you a solid grounding to base your actions on. It forces you to define what is important to you and write them down on paper. How you write your mission statement is entirely up to you but here are some suggestions on how to begin.
  • Just write freely about what inspires you and what sort of standards you want to set for yourself. Dont worry about editing, just write.
  • Make a collection of your favorite qoutes, songs and poems and use them.
  • Jot down in point form the most important elements of your life.
  • An assortment of all of the above.

Remember, it can be as long or as short as you want it to be and you can always change it later. It's YOUR Mission Statment, so make it yours!


Sunday, April 1, 2007

Happy April Fool's!

Happy April Fool's day.

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