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The Tale of Two Leaders

Today served me a reminder of what leadership should look like. I have an ideal for leaders. It revolves around three key standards I personally wish to be judged on, and frankly for which I hope our Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson and our Premier Allison Redford to subscribe to. Leaders should be: Humble. Authentic. Servant Leaders. My Don Iveson Leadership Observation: You can read an interesting post here, by... read more

“Why I am supporting Don Iveson for Mayor. Don is an idea people.”

In this city, it’s common to see uncommon success stories. Frankly, that’s why I love it here. I love big thinkers, risk takers and people who suffer from delusions of optimism, ideals, progress, and prosperity. In this City, people can challenge the odds of convention, and still build great things. This is true of business, arts, sports & culture and social enterprise. Bill Comrie was an... read more

“…what Alison Redford taketh away….. Alison Redford giveth back?”

Well… you might say… here we go again. Since the 2012 election, I have been somewhat of a political agnostic. My experience helping build the Alberta Party into a new moderate option for Albertans was an experience I would never give back, yet one that opened my eyes to the difficulties and challenges of partisan politics. Let’s not go into the story on why it didn’t find greater success, as it... read more

My thoughts on Heritage Days and the Diversity Ideal

Well…. sometimes more than 140 characters is required. Twitter erupted today regarding the “whiteness” that was our Heritage Day’s Festival Judges. Four people whom I know, in their own way, to be involved in a fight for a better city, a better province and who each frankly would reject without fail any concept of inequity amongst our wonderfully diverse citizenry. These people are... read more

The Royal Jelly

Today Mayor Stephen Mandel announced he would not seek a fourth term as Mayor of this great City. Like many, I am grateful and a bit in awe of what he has accomplished. What he accomplished is well known, how he accomplished it however, is the story we should all learn from. In a time where politics seems to be a polarizing endeavor, he bucked the trend by building a community and council that rallied... read more

Make Something Edmonton

It’s amazing. This City, that I love. We have an identity, what we think of ourselves, that is proud, self-deprecating, humble, yet helpful. We mock ourselves, we curse the snow… yet we stay here, build things and help each other thrive. It’s both part of our anthropological DNA and our current economic reality. Our image, which might be described as what others think of us, has always... read more

Southgate Volkswagen & Audi Edmonton

** Updated – see the comment from the dealership below, which they suggest the listing was all a mistake. Which if true, is fair enough. Either way, glad to see the dealership respond, and hopefully no one gets stuck with the car. Maybe they should part it  out as art. I would pay $1000 for the hood. * Updated – I did talk to the dealer this morning because I really didn’t know if they... read more

Full Circle

Since I was 9 years old (seriously), I have for the most part been independent. At that age, living in a low-rental apartment just north of the “new” Heritage Mall, I used my bike to see the World. Beyond riding it through the inside of an “under construction” Heritage Mall, I would ride as far as I had the confidence to ride, and that included as far east as the Saratoga Restaurant... read more

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