Why Detail is The Last Thing You Should Worry About

The last thing you should worry about is detail, right? You’re feeling creative, waxing lyrical and on a roll – then you ask someone to read your efforts and, instead of raving about your wonderful literary style and the great job you did with your web copy or blog post, they annoyingly point out a typo or some incorrect punctuation. You may have little patience with this: “Never mind the detail – what about the big picture?”                             And – to a degree – you might be right. Certainly you want your readers to understand and appreciate the big picture. ‘Detail oriented’ – isn’t that something you’d put on a resume? Well, yes, it is & ...

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It’s All About LOVE!

  February 14th may not appear very relevant to single people but in fact the day is really not just about couples any more, it’s about love. Love in all its forms, love for one’s parents, siblings, friends, classmates, pets – you name it – and, of course, love for a romantic partner. It’s also big business with almost everyone trying to cash in. But the key word here is ‘love’.     We bandy this word about with abandon, just as we do its opposite ‘hate’. We love chocolate and hate broccoli (or vice versa, depending on your tastes). I reluctantly admit to having claimed just this morning to love my new vacuum cleaner – how sad is that? Obviously we don’t really feel such deep emotions for food items or household appliances; at best we strongly like/dislike someth ...

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Happy Lunar New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Monkey.

But wait, didn’t we just celebrate New Year a month ago? Well, guess what, now we have a second chance. Living in a diverse city such as Vancouver, where we have large Asian and Iranian populations, we actually get to celebrate three New Years: January 1, Lunar New Year (February 8 this year) and Iranian New Year (on the first day of spring). Actually both Lunar and Iranian New Years are, among many other things, spring celebrations, a sensible time – arguably – to celebrate the start of a new year, a time of rebirth.     So, yes, if you made New Year’s resolutions in January and failed to keep them (does anyone actually manage to keep them?), don’t worry, you have a second chance! And with spring just around the corner, it does indeed seem more like ...

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