Posted by: ramblinpat | January 1, 2017

Another new year…

Early morning, January 1, 2017.

Although it is a completely arbitrary date and not particularly significant in any way, the beginning of the new year seems to be as good a time as any to review and plan.   And that’s always been my plan – to review and plan.  And I’m pretty good at it.  I can plan with the best of them.  I have excel spreadsheets, lists, and planners of all of the things that I need to do.  And in priority order.  I’ve set it up so that I can re-prioritize and I do that regularly because priorities change.  Sometimes they change on a daily basis.

One of my (many) flaws is that I live in the world of Quadrant One – the critical world.  I am good at getting things done that are important and urgent – those things that will bite me on the ass if they don’t get done.  But that’s where I slow down, and often come to a grinding halt.  Once the urgency is gone, my energy fades.  This I have to change.

This isn’t a new revelation.  I’ve been this way for most of my life and I’ve made a few inroads toward improvement.  This is what I have to continue – improvement.  I have to continue to get better about getting shit done.

So, that’s my New Year’s resolution.  I’ll continue to try to improve.  There are too many facets of improvement to list here (they’re on my spreadsheet) and I’m not adding any big categories.  I’m just going to continue to try to get better.

Every day.  In some way.  I’ll do something important.

January 1, 2016 – Another Line In The Sand.


Posted by: ramblinpat | April 15, 2011

What it’s all about….

Ramblin’ Canada will chronicle my general experiences and from time to time could include some posts from friends and guests.

I’ve had the great good fortune of traveling from coast to coast across Canada with the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay, the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay, the 2015 PanAm Games Torch Relay and many personal adventures around the country.  I rediscovered that Canada and Canadians are awesome – in the truest sense of the word.  This country is filled with treasures – some on a grand scale, and some hidden.

I’ve also been lucky enough to spend time in 45 of the 50 American states and in various locales around the world.  It could be the rustic cafe in Mortlach, Saskatchewan where you can get a great soup and sandwich, or the festival experiences of St. John’s, Newfoundland-Labrador.  It could be the oldest restaurant in Quebec City or the best vantage point to get a beach sunset picture in Tofino, B.C.  Or it could be pics of Nanaimo Harbour from a buddy’s sundeck.  If it’s unique, intriguing and worth visiting, I’ll tell you about it.  Ireland, Indonesia, Thailand, Germany, Tajikistan, Singapore (etc.) and the South Pacific have all been great experiences and there are many more on the Bucket List.

So, come back and visit and I’ll try to keep you posted.  I’ll do what I can to find great experiences and bring back the details.

Next stop…?


Ramblin’ Pat