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Why life gives us lemons – and why we pucker up and suck it up

TERRANCE GAVAN – BLOGGER, JOURNALIST, IDIOT SAVANT Thou shalt not cry. Over things that did not go right. Over things that you feel entitled about. About life’s wee ironies that allow bad people to do terrible things. Life is not about crying. It is about recovery and sustainable life here in your own capsule, in your room, in your office …

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Out to the slopes… teaching for a living

TERRANCE GAVAN – SKI GUY, BLOGGER, IDIOT SAVANT When the water hits the fan? Snow is made. I remember all the nights at Panorama Mountain Village in October, in BC, in fall cum winter where heat from the hot pools spun steam into the air. We might be sitting in the bar. And chatting, or watching Rick Mercer on the …

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A funny thing happened on the way to my mid-life crisis

Carving out my niche of Zen Terrance Gavan – Blogger/Ski Pro/Web Designer Back in 1998 I was treated to an epiphany of sorts. On March 20 I ended up in a place on Portage Avenue in Winnipeg known locally as the AFM. Here’s a charming piece of news. I counted the steps up to the main reception desk from Portage …

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Working – Not working for us – a treatise on: the job

BY TERRANCE GAVAN – PARDON THE ERUPTION EDITOR hen is working not working? When you walk into work with a smile and walk out again with a smile. That’s a pretty simple formula. It’s de rigueur for most people on the planet. If you like what you do? It ain’t work. The problem is we endure a lot of pain …

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Sharapova versus Bouchard and Halep at French Open – Gruntus reductus

Not long ago a nine-year-old Australian girl, Lauryn Edwards, was banned by her club near Melbourne for the noise she made while hitting the ball.“They told me I had to guarantee she won’t grunt,” her dad said. “What do they want me to do? Put Band-Aids over her mouth?”Lauryn’s favourite player was – surprise, surprise – Maria Sharapova, the player …

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Ontario Leaders Debate – Dale Carnegie anyone? Anyone?

How not to win friends and influence voters… hmmm Terrance Gavan – Shrike Political Editor I won’t go through the Ontario want-tabe’ leader debate. You may read that blow by blow anywhere. Yahoo News Canada pundits all concurred. Timmy Hudak won the debate. Tom Blink, Andy Radia and Matty Coutts all lined up with Hudak. Blink’s badoink is below along …

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Intramural Rugby Game Taking Up Field For Last 2 Flucking Hours

PITTSBURGH—Voicing stunned disbelief that the game has somehow lasted this long, exasperated sources at the University of Pittsburgh campus confirmed Tuesday that an intramural rugby match has been occupying Charles L. Cost Field for the last two fucking hours. “How the hell is this thing still going on? They’ve been going back and forth out there since noon,” said 20-year-old …

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Ski Panda Glee Video – the ultimate ski turn from tricks to miracles

Ski Panda videos are full of the same kinda’ stuff I preach… sooo… cool BY TERRANCE GAVAN – BLOG EDITOR This is a long video with a lot of information. Some philosophy, mixed with someone in a bikini, blended with some serious shit about gravity and the philosophy of why we try never to think too much. I love this …

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Why I read a charming book on autism… “The Reason I Jump” by Naoki Higashida… It’s good mojo baby!

Challenging lessons in life from the annals of Gav’s winter slope solstice… You’ve never read a book like The Reason I Jump. Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, it is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine. …