• Youth

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot:: two things to appreciate – a beautiful rose, and clear blue skies

  • Age

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot:: Valencia, Spain’s City of Arts and Sciences/Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias is a striking complex in the heart of the city. It’s also recognised as one of the “12 Treasures of Spain”. I was there with friends this spring.

  • Hot

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot:: kitesurfing off Locarno Beach on a sizzling hot summer morning

  • Bridge

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot:: The tide was out last Sunday morning, and so was I. Here’s a look at some of Vancouver’s North Shore mountains.

  • Youth

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot:: With his parents close at hand, this little one was dipping his toes in the gorgeous waters off a Vancouver beach a few days ago.

  • See

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: it’s prime time for hydrangeas, and I came across this vivid lacecap hydrangea plant on Saturday’s walk.

  • Trails

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: a fresh Pacific breeze, wildflowers, and mountain views across the Burrard Inlet – this is home

  • Risks

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: one of many gorgeous roses in bloom, from a recent walk to Stanley Park

  • Hold

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: some of the award-winning fireworks display during this summer’s Celebration of Light in Vancouver

  • Careers

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: driving In Scotland’s Outer Hebrides this spring, I was unlikely to go more than 10 minutes or so without seeing some sheep. I came across these three (and another half dozen or so) when rounding a bend in the road.

  • Words

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: some of last week’s fireworks above Vancouver’s English Bay. This year, we enjoyed the return of the Celebration of Light after a two-year pandemic absence.

  • August

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: In what’s becoming a bit of late July tradition, we spent some time at Horseshoe Bay on the weekend.

  • Play

    A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot: the incredible waters of Porteau Cove, in British Columbia.

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Onboarding in the face of resignations/reshuffling and economic uncertainties It was 2019 when I last asked readers about your onboarding practices – practices readers in some areas refer to as induction. Given the Great Resignation/Great Reshuffling following the Great Upheaval…

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Seven steps for career success amid inflation, supply chain issues … and, now, talk of recession

Keep your eyes and mind open It’s important to keep our eyes and minds open when it comes to inflation, supply chain issues … and more. These days, pundits and pragmatists alike are using the “R” word, recession. Eight months…

Youth

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot:: two things to appreciate – a beautiful rose, and clear blue skies

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Age

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot:: Valencia, Spain’s City of Arts and Sciences/Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias is a striking complex in the heart of the city. It’s also recognised as one of the “12 Treasures of Spain”. I was there with friends this spring.

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Hot

A thought for your day, featuring photography from my travels. This shot:: kitesurfing off Locarno Beach on a sizzling hot summer morning

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