My 2022 Goals Revisited: Chasing Championships (from Athletics Canada)

Thanks to Alex Cyr of Athletics Canada for capturing the essence of my 2022, ‘Chasing the Championship Series.

My 2022 Goals Revisited: Giving Tuesday

I’m not sure the origin of Giving Tuesday but I do like it, the idea of giving back to communities that give to you. In honour of Giving Tuesday I donated to Girls On… Continue reading

My 2022 Goals Revisited: The Why

This week I’m going to dig into why I chose to run all the Athletics Canada Championships. This is the first instalment, the Why. At some point early in 2022 I decided that… Continue reading

Assignment and Assessment Empathy

The lesson I learned is not to read the questions and rubric together, that’s too obvious and a shallow reflection. The lesson comes is in the feedback we offer to students, and more importantly how we construct assignments and their subsequent assessments.

Confessions from a Failed First Marathon

It’s been four years since I failed to compete the Berlin Marathon. For four years I’ve been asking myself what went wrong, and given that I’m often asked in podcasts what I think what went wrong I think others want to learn from my lessons too. 

Why Serena is the GOAT🐐

Serena is not the Greatest of all Time (GOAT) because of the number of championship titles she holds. Nor is she the GOAT for the overall number of wins she has. She’s not the GOAT because, along side sister Venus, they served faster, hit the ball harder or moved better on the court, forever elevating tennis. 

Yes, Serena changed the game of tennis, alongside that she changed women’s sport forever.

The Scent of Cross-Country Season

Live north of the equator and fall is in the air. Leaves change colour and fall from trees, days are shorter and there is a crispness to the morning air. 

Being in Tune with What your Body is Trying to Tell you

I missed a week of writing last week. I also missed some signs from my body and an infection festered. I was not so much ignoring the signs trying to be brave and ‘push through, as I just was not listening all that well to what my body was trying to tell.

An Unofficial End to Summer

It’s the Labour Day Long weekend, the first weekend in September, and for most of Canada it marks the last weekend before school after summer break.

How I want to be remembered

How do I want to be remembered? As the person who smiled at everyone. While out on a bike ride this week, my neighbour John said ‘I’d know you from anywhere by that smile.’ was riding by him and some friends with a giant grin on my face; excited to be on my bike, out in the open air, inhaling the deep green leaves, blue sky and sunshine, and seeing a familiar face as I was out on the open roads.