June 29, 2015

I am on vacation.


I am writing this blog because I’m supposed to.


I’m also supposed to call in, check emails and finish an outstanding proposal.  I’m supposed to book appointments for my kids, follow up on some test results and update my outlook calendar. And even as I...

June 22, 2015

My Dad, William O’Rourke, didn’t run a big corporation. He didn’t hold an elected office.  He didn’t even graduate from high school. But he was the greatest example of leadership for my siblings and me. 


What made him a great father is, I suspect, also why he enjo...

June 11, 2015

My Mum was raised in an era where minding your manners was paramount.  Saying please and thank you, meant you respected your world and in turn, your world respected you.


My Mum was famous for her hand written notes.  


She wrote thank you’s to friends, family, neighbors...

June 1, 2015

It’s a rainy Sunday afternoon and as I watch the French Open I’m thinking about what it takes to be an athlete at the very top of the game.  It strikes me that the most critical factor must be resiliency.  When your opponent is pummelling you, what keeps you going?  Re...

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