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Judged by formalities 1

One thing I’ve found in the business world, especially in Information Technology is that your work and performance is judged more by formalities, image and politics than your actual delivery or production. To succeed in this industry, your number one priority needs to be the politics game, formalities such as status reports, time reporting, etc. ...

‘That’ Person 3

This one is for the boys. I’m not sure if other people can relate to this or not but I always have a person in the back of my mind who in spirit helps me get through certain difficult situations. I’ll be sitting down somewhere; possibly on the Subway or in a restaurant, and I’ll ...

The right person 1

I had a conversation with a friend recently and she had a different perspective on relationships and finding the right person. Her view is that every person is compatible with a million other people in the world and you could potentially be happy with any of them. So the idea is there isn’t necessarily just ...

Following their dreams

a) A buddy of mine has accepted a job in Vancouver working as a Software Engineer for a video game company. This is something that he has always dreamed of doing; he’s the one guy I know that lives to write code. He’s great at what he does, and I’m sure he’s being compensated very ...

Jim’s ‘Deep Thought’ of the day

The thing I hate about church hymns is that they take a one-syllable word and make it 8 syllables.

When is it really the ‘right time’? 10

In our short time together, I have learned a lot from you. As I sit here at work, I try to focus, but my mind wanders and ponders all of the ‘what ifs’. What if we had met at different stages in our lives? I also ponder the ‘what wills’, and I wonder what the ...

Do all good things come to an end?

… I would have done anything for that girl

Insincerity and heartache 3

What are you supposed to believe when a person you really care about appears to be sincere but their actions don’t reflect what they say? Is everything supposed to be fine the next day when they act like nothing happened, not realizing what pain they’ve put you through? It’s amazing how much impact a person ...

The Future of beggars 1

Walking down the street a few minutes ago and passing by multiple beggars prompted me to question the future of beggars and methods of receiving money from passerbys. Eventually physical cash will be nonexistent and all transactions will be card-based. The world is already halfway to achieving this. The lack of on-hand cash is going ...

Frugal, not cheap! 2

I want to clear something up. Being cheap is much different than being frugal, and I take offense when I’m called cheap. Frugal implies absence of luxury and simplicity of lifestyle whereas being cheap implies always looking to pay for something below it’s value. I see myself as the type of person that cuts out ...