Category Archives: Kitchener-Waterloo Reflections

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Weightlifting provides a means for goal setting not for some company, teacher, or friend. But goal setting for oneself. When someone learns the power of personal goal setting there isn’t much they can’t aim for and reach closer to because … Continue reading

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Forced Exit

Thought there was one more year at the business school of Wilfrid Laurier University. Had been there 1992-1994; thought there would be 1994-1995. Not to be. Accounting Area recommended renewal. Approval by Faculty Council seemed to be a formality, respecting … Continue reading

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“My father was a musician. Not so good.”

When a business professor at the School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University, 1992-1994 (more precisely, assistant professor), was teaching classes where all the students were Ontario Scholars; an intellectual elite, of sorts. Also, for the most part, … Continue reading

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Midnight Driver

Between 1987 and 1992, was in Montreal and Toronto weekly. Ottawa on the weekends. Family in Ottawa. Doctoral world in Toronto, financed in part by Montreal Concordia association. Ended/suspended in 1992, when the route became Toronto-Kitchener Waterloo weekly (Wilfrid Laurier); … Continue reading

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Crack In Glass

My doctorate looks at me every day, in my law office. There is a crack that runs through the glass. Says many things. Occasional glass of life. The crack that does not shatter. Frame one’s own meaning out of damage. … Continue reading

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“I AM the university”

During time at the School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University (1992-1994), completed my doctorate and started to develop the post-doctoral research. Was there on a series of year by year, limited-term engagements. When it came to renewal … Continue reading

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The Overnight

I remember reading about how author John Grisham was able to compose his first novels, while still working full-time as a defence counsel–as well as, I now understand, a modestly-paid ($8,000 per year) legislator in the State of Mississippi. He … Continue reading

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