Archive for category: Striving

My First Documentary

My First Documentary

0 / June 23, 2012 8:38 am

I thought that the best way to learn how to shoot a documentary was to shoot a documentary. So with camera in hand, I tracked my subject, Heather Hendrie, in her attempt to build a electricity generating bike adapter. She […]

Why sports often doesn’t develop character

Why sports often doesn’t develop character

0 / June 14, 2012 10:11 pm

The word sport came from a Old French verb, desporter, meaning to divert or amuse or play. Ref a few testosterone-laden soccer games and you’ll see why the “sport of kings” originally referred to war-making. I have higher aspirations for […]

Purple Revolution

0 / October 15, 2010 9:30 pm

I think they call it creative constraints. 48 hours was all we had to write, rehearse, perform, and edit a music video to deliver a message. Amy Thiessen came up with the seed of an idea to write a song […]

The “I can’t focus” Syndrome

The “I can’t focus” Syndrome

1 / May 29, 2010 9:00 am

One of the most common challenges raised by business owners and other people pursuing a venture is the “I can’t focus or do things consistently” challenge. This is another variation on the classic problem of not being able to get […]

Get Your Black Belt… Then Let It Go

Get Your Black Belt… Then Let It Go

0 / March 10, 2010 10:32 am

After eleven years of study and training, my wife finally received her first degree blackbelt in karate called a shodan in Renbukai karate. It was a proud achievement, but in the oriental tradition, the shodan merely indicates that she is […]