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“If the universe bends toward chaos and there is no such thing as free will, what is my responsibility in all of that? The only requirement for my actions is that I can sleep at night. The actions of my past do keep me awake at night, but the actions of recent years do not. Someone long ago in one of those meeting rooms told me that the only way I could have a better past was to start building a better today. At least in my inter-personal relationships, I think I’ve done things better. The things I’ve done and said to others in the past 10-12 years don’t haunt me. I only have one or two nightmares that are less than 15 years-old.

Kaizen; Change for the better.
“An’ it harm none, do what ye will.”
“So always treat others as you would like them to treat you; that is the Law and the Prophets.”
“My feminism will be intersectional, or it will be bullshit.”
“’These things are good; these things are not blamable; these things are praised by the wise; undertaken and observed, these things lead to benefit and happiness,’ enter on and abide in them.”
“Be open-minded and be willing to alter your beliefs with new evidence.”

There you have it, six of the seven biggest influences on my world view – productivity principles, neo-paganism, Catholicism, feminism, Buddhism, and atheist brodudes. The seventh influence is the history, magic and mythology of the Montreal Canadiens, but I’ve promised myself I will not evangelize to the uninitiated. No one wants to hear the Good News about Harland Molson, Sam Pollack and 24 Stanley Cups unless they’re looking for a hockey team to love. And let’s face it, you’re either born into the fandom or you adopt the local customs. Conversions are rare. #PleaseLikeMySport”

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