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Reflection, Perspective and a New Year

January 2, 2018

By Mike Bossy - January 1, 2018 The break to celebrate Christmas and welcome a new year with family and friends is a special time for me and likely you. I anxiously await it and truly appreciate it....

Clancy, Family Business and Mutual Respect

November 20, 2017

By Mike Bossy As many of you are well aware, I am a big fan of the late Tom Clancy. Now others have continued with the Jack Ryan franchise.  In the most recent Jack Ryan novel I finished reading...

Ontario Lakes, French Fry Wagons and Common Interests

October 10, 2017

By Mike Bossy I was having a conversation with my daughter Gabrielle about goals and goal setting. She has a goal to swim in 100 different Ontario lakes in her life time. Later in the day, I was...

Weather, Tobacco and Family

September 5, 2017

By Mike Bossy-September 4, 2017 It’s the last long weekend of the summer and in the past I have always used this time to think about future things. Where do I want to go (the goals for the year) and...

“Castle on the Hill”, Common Interest and Core Values

August 21, 2017

Macieklew (2007), Dunnotar Castle [Online Image]. Retrieved August 21, 2017 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Castle_on_the_hill.jpg I don’t know what it is about music, but it always...

Watching for Fish

July 25, 2017

When a fish jumps in turbulent waters, with the waves tossing and churning, it may not attract our attention.  But when a fish jumps in calm, still waters, it is easy to notice.  Just as in...

Don't Let the Ball Drop

April 7, 2017

Recently, after years of not playing, I had the opportunity to get involved in playing some beach volleyball. Unfortunately, even in my high school days, I was never really any good. But it was all...

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

March 27, 2017

By Mike Bossy “Tomorrow I will be a different man, with the past gone and the future unknown, as always.” - Conn Iggulden’s “Genghis Bones of the Hills.” “Today is the tomorrow I worried about...

Where Were You? Armstrong and Saussure

March 20, 2017

By Mike Bossy Where were you when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon? I remember where I was on July 21, 1969. I was at my Uncle Mel’s and Aunt Pat’s house. It was pure delight for me...

Memories, Eskers and Family Division

March 13, 2017

By Mike Bossy I remember a fishing trip I went on, north of Sioux Lookout. We were fishing for pickerel and decided to try our luck with pike. We headed across open water and, as we travelled, I...

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