I am just back from Calgary where it is cold (like -30 degrees C or -22 F). A 6 or 8 block walk from the hotel to my meetings reminded me of early mornings of my youth. It also remined me on how fortunate we are to have heat and clothes.
I was at a Hatsize board meeting (one of the companies Canrock has invested in). Hatsize sells training and hands on labs for IT certification training.
I have been amused by Diane Francis view that Canada should become the 51st state. Good article on it here. I know both countries well and simply to not see this working. What I do see working is closer integration and less border.
Not sure I will read her book - Merger of the Century - Why Canada and the US should Become One Country.
And an interesting blog post on 6 Lessons Every Small Business Owner should Know. The only one have have not been good at is number 6 - sign the contract before beginning. I try to do business with honorable people and have done millions of $ of business on a conversation.
And what do wasps do in the winter? They watch TV and play on the internet of course.
I took this picture on the house next to my parents where you can clearly see their internet connection coming it.