Month: October 2016

  • Going One-on-One

    Going One-on-One

    My Peewee Hockey team had its first game of the season last night. We had a ‘see-saw’ battle with our opponents. The lead changed hands 4 different times. We lost the game 7-6. It was a spirited affair as you would expect from a group of 11 and 12 year-olds. Some of my kids were…

  • Blowin’ in the Wind

    Blowin’ in the Wind

    It was interesting to read the other day that Bob Dylan had been given the Nobel Prize for Literature. It was a unique selection given that he was never a writer per se. An iconic songwriter, a poet, a legend for sure – but a writer in the classic sense of the word? But obviously…

  • Blah, Blah, Blah Blog

    Blah, Blah, Blah Blog

    I really haven’t got anything to say in this blog. I mean its tough coming up with topics all the time. It’s not like you can just make things up… it’s not like you are riding to work in the morning, weaving through traffic, and suddenly you see a sign or something and then you…

  • Uber Thinking

    Uber Thinking

    “Hi Prab…..how are you?” “Umm… fine… umm… how did you know I was there Mr. Pratt? You had your eyes closed – how do you do that?” “There is a series of cameras placed all over the facility to watch everybody’s movement so that I can maximize everyone’s productivity – you know sort of like…

  • Back in Black

    Back in Black

    Your drivers want to be paid every two weeks. Your Owner Operators want some fuel advances to run your trips. Everyone you pay wants to be paid more quickly so they can make it through another month – to pay that lease on their truck, to make a mortgage payment. But your customers – well,…

  • Running on Empty

    Running on Empty

    ‘Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels Looking back at the years gone by like so many summer fields In sixty five I was seventeen and running-up 101 I don’t know where I’m running now, I’m just running on…’ You remember that moment vividly. You know – the first time you sat in…

  • An Authentic Brand

    An Authentic Brand

    My wife said that she wanted to go to Las Vegas to see the Rolling Stones. It was on her “bucket list”. Not sure about you, but there is something so wrong about the Rolling Stones in Las Vegas. It’s like they stopped rolling… and are now sitting like some big lonely red rock protruding…

  • Maximum 95km Per Hour

    Maximum 95km Per Hour

    I turned right onto the SFPR with my Timmies ‘double-double’ coffee in my cup holder this morning as I left my little hamlet of a bedroom community in the Lower Mainland of BC. The SFPR is like a cool acronym for the bureaucratically boring name – South Fraser Perimeter Road (remember, us Canadians paid some…