Author Archives: Jim Dunbar

Jimi Hendrix


Seventy years ago today, the man who Rolling Stone magazine hails as the greatest guitarist ever was born in Seattle, Washington. At birth his name was Johnny Allen Hendrix. In 1945 his father Al Hendrix, returning from fighting in Europe … Continue reading

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Money Can Buy Happiness


Can money buy happiness? Three, highly respected university professors say definitely! Elizabeth W. Dunn, Daniel Todd Gilbert, and Timothy D. Wilson even wrote an article about it, entitled If Money Doesn’t Make You Happy, Then You Probably Aren’t Spending It … Continue reading

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The Phone Stack


Our always connected, social media lifestyle is full of odd quirks. One of them occurs when we’re out dinning with family or friends. Even though we are with people, being social, there’s the itch to check our mobile devices. It’s … Continue reading

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Canadian Legend – Gaby Haas


Living in Edmonton during the 1940s to 1970s, you could take pride in the local musician Gaby (Gabriel) Haas, who was making a name for himself on the national music scene. Gaby Haas was a skilled and talented accordion player. … Continue reading

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Old Dog – New Trick?


From where I sit writing this, I see steam rising from chimneys, thick snow on roofs, and vehicles slipping and sliding their way somewhere. The outside temperature is about -13 Celsius (9 degrees Fahrenheit, if you’re more comfortable in that … Continue reading

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Gaslighting


Recently, a friend commented that the environment at his office was deteriorating and that he felt like he was falling prey to “gaslighting.” Gaslighting is a term used by mental health professionals including Robin Stern Ph.D, who writes that, “Gaslighting … Continue reading

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Been Away Too Long


It takes determination and discipline to post to a blog on a regular schedule. For the past 11 months or so, what determination and discipline I have had has been focused on events going on in my real world. There … Continue reading

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Introverts


Hello, my name is Jim and I’m an introvert. If you know me or ever met me, I doubt you would suspect that I am really an introvert. I’m outgoing. I like people. I like to socialize. I like to … Continue reading

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Pig and Cookies


Here’s something to help you get through the middle of the week with a smile. Thank you to LMM for pointing me to this video! Warning! If your sense of humour is anything like mine, this short video will have … Continue reading

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A Technique for Decision Making


It’s easy to get wrapped up in the decision making process when there isn’t a clear cut choice or there isn’t enough information to know which option is the most appropriate. A common way to cut through the clutter of … Continue reading

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