To Produce the Best We Must Be the Best.

To Produce the Best We Must Be the Best.

I have a friend who just had a baby and I think that is the most wonderful thing that can happen in our lives. When you have kids, you’re in for the next best chapter of your life. Everything changes and you learn that it is an incredible honor and responsibility to care for another […]

What is life going to look like in 20 years?

What is life going to look like in 20 years?

Have you ever considered what life will look like in 20 years? I know that years ago, when I was young, I would never have anticipated what the world looks like today. I don’t really think we give these technological changes much thought, until you look backwards and realize how drastically our lives have evolved. […]

Oddest Street Names in Nanaimo Uncovered

Oddest Street Names in Nanaimo Uncovered

“If a street has a spirit, no matter how narrow it is, we can breathe comfortably over there.” ― Mehmet Muratildan Have you ever wondered how come there are so many odd and wacky street names in Nanaimo? Many people say that it was Frank Ney himself who chose some of the more colorful street […]

Are You Living Up To Your Dreams?

Are You Living Up To Your Dreams?

It’s interesting that we all start out early in life with lots of dreams, aspirations, and goals. We have things that we want to achieve, places we want to go, a notion of who we want to become, and then, life seems to get in the way. Do you ever question where you are going, and […]

Millenials’ Impact on Real Estate Today

Millenials’ Impact on Real Estate Today

“The older generation of Vikings no doubt complained that the younger generation were getting soft and did not rape and pillage with the same dedication as in years gone by.” ― C. Peter Herman Interesting trends are emerging in real estate and millenials are definitely having an impact.  There is a trend towards smaller homes on smaller lots.  According […]

Father’s Day: Through the Eyes of a Son

Father’s Day: Through the Eyes of a Son

Father’s Day: Through the Eyes of a Son  “To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.” – Robert Muller I hope that you enjoy this week’s article dedicated to Father’s Day this Sunday, about what the toughest SOB taught me about real life, and in […]

The Value of Gratitude

The Value of Gratitude

My grandmother used to say to me that I should be grateful for the things that I have, be willing to change the things that need changing, and know when to accept the things I cannot change. She was a very wise lady. I have a wonderful friend, whom I have enjoyed long conversations about life and […]

Rock And Roll And Little Pink Houses

Rock And Roll And Little Pink Houses

John Mellencamp is not only a great rock and roller but he is also a great storyteller who once wrote a song called “ Pink Houses “.  Mellencamp described how this song came to be and what he thought it represented.  “I was driving through Indianapolis on Interstate 65 and I saw a black man holding either […]

Live At Home Like You’re On Vacation

Live At Home Like You’re On Vacation

As a couple who do our fair share of travelling, my wife and I are always amazed at the beauty in the places we go. We’re either walking for hours on the beach, driving along country roads, travelling up steep mountain terrain, or visiting the quaint little cities. We are quick to say how beautiful […]

How Technology Has Impacted Today’s Home

How Technology Has Impacted Today’s Home

“The best investment on earth is earth.” – Louis Glickman With the May long weekend only days away, I thought it might be interesting to consider how technology has impacted not only our lives, but our homes too.  It is difficult to conceive of a world without the internet, but in 2005, slow and cumbersome dial-up internet was […]