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You are Never to Small to Make a Difference

You are Never to Small to Make a Difference

Six years ago on a frigid cold Christmas Eve, I was one of several investigators involved in a heart-breaking case after a baby had been found in a recycling bin by a bottle picker.  In the pursuit to identify the infant’s mother we all worked hard that holiday season...

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Failure as an Evolution to Success

Failure as an Evolution to Success

I believe that in people driven to be successful, failure is part of that evolution towards success. For people who are not driven, failure too often becomes the reason to quit. But with each failure we ultimately get closer to the solution, if we let ourselves fall...

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Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should

Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should

Policing has taught me that there are very few certainties in life and just because we can do something doesn't mean we always should. Our actions, even if by-the-book, can have unintentional yet still incredibly damaging consequences to people. Discretion is an...

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A Time and Place for Ceremony

A Time and Place for Ceremony

Before this book, I knew Dave in a peripheral sort of way. He was that homicide detective that gave presentations to writing groups: pleasant enough, with a sense of humour and surprisingly patient. Dave’s schedule is no less crammed than everyone else’s, arguably...

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Perspective is an Antidote to Worry

Perspective is an Antidote to Worry

As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.” I think Emerson was on to something. People have a tendency to catastrophize what they anticipate will become a negative experience instead of taking on...

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Big Boy Debriefs

Big Boy Debriefs

One of my favourite quotes is from Mahatma Gandhi, ”Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Those words can apply in a lot of different areas, but let’s explore it as it pertains to communication. I’ve noticed that much of the tension we experience in life can be...

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More than just Socks, Creating Positive Presence

More than just Socks, Creating Positive Presence

Our apologies in advance as both Sarah and I recognize it's been far too long since we last fed our "blog", but as is the case for many of us with the best of intentions, sometimes life and circumstance just get in the way. With that said, things seem to have quieted...

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