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Clancy, Family Business and Mutual Respect

November 20, 2017

By Mike Bossy As many of you are well aware, I am a big fan of the late Tom Clancy. Now others have continued with the Jack Ryan franchise.  In the most recent Jack Ryan novel I finished reading...

Ontario Lakes, French Fry Wagons and Common Interests

October 10, 2017

By Mike Bossy I was having a conversation with my daughter Gabrielle about goals and goal setting. She has a goal to swim in 100 different Ontario lakes in her life time. Later in the day, I was...

Weather, Tobacco and Family

September 5, 2017

By Mike Bossy-September 4, 2017 It’s the last long weekend of the summer and in the past I have always used this time to think about future things. Where do I want to go (the goals for the year) and...

“Castle on the Hill”, Common Interest and Core Values

August 21, 2017

Macieklew (2007), Dunnotar Castle [Online Image]. Retrieved August 21, 2017 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Castle_on_the_hill.jpg I don’t know what it is about music, but it always...

Watching for Fish

July 25, 2017

When a fish jumps in turbulent waters, with the waves tossing and churning, it may not attract our attention.  But when a fish jumps in calm, still waters, it is easy to notice.  Just as in...

Don't Let the Ball Drop

April 7, 2017

Recently, after years of not playing, I had the opportunity to get involved in playing some beach volleyball. Unfortunately, even in my high school days, I was never really any good. But it was all...

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

March 27, 2017

By Mike Bossy “Tomorrow I will be a different man, with the past gone and the future unknown, as always.” - Conn Iggulden’s “Genghis Bones of the Hills.” “Today is the tomorrow I worried about...

Where Were You? Armstrong and Saussure

March 20, 2017

By Mike Bossy Where were you when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon? I remember where I was on July 21, 1969. I was at my Uncle Mel’s and Aunt Pat’s house. It was pure delight for me...

Memories, Eskers and Family Division

March 13, 2017

By Mike Bossy I remember a fishing trip I went on, north of Sioux Lookout. We were fishing for pickerel and decided to try our luck with pike. We headed across open water and, as we travelled, I...

Art, Work and Godin

March 6, 2017

By Mike Bossy Can you flunk art? I managed to. In grade school, I never could stay between the lines. Perhaps it was my Kobe “A” index. I tend to initiate and most of the time, it’s without a map....

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