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June 05, 2024

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The “Edge” In Life

As we watch athletes around the world train and get ready for the Olympics in Paris, Can you guess what all the participants have in common? It has nothing to do with their nationality, their spiritual beliefs, or their sexual preferences. Every one of them, athletes, trainers, coaches, and the team managers who support them, all have it. They ALL have a dream.

The athletes dream of winning a gold medal, of standing in the centre of that podium as their nation’s flag is raised and their national anthem played. That’s the stuff of dreams. That’s what motivates them through hours and hours of training, self-discipline, aching bodies, and disappointments. From an early age, most Olympic athletes subject themselves to a regime in the pursuit of excellence that few can comprehend. At an early age, they give up many of the “fun” things that others think of as usual so that they can hone their skills and physical abilities. Often, the only thing that keeps them going is the DREAM, the persistent call from inside them that steers them toward realizing that dream. The trainers, coaches, and support teams share that dream and assist the athletes in developing their skills and the “edge” needed to reach their goals.

We all have dreams of things we would like to achieve, whether in work or personal life. The only way to achieve these dreams is to keep them in front of you and work toward them each and every day. You must be prepared to make the sacrifices needed to develop the “edge,” and then, little by little, bit by bit, you will see your dreams materialize.

You Will Have Found Your “Edge” In Life

Whatever Happened to Red Green?


Steve Smith, the Canadian actor, writer, and comedian, is best known as the co-creator and star of The Red Green Show. This sketch comedy series ran for 15 seasons and 300 episodes from 1991 to 2006. Smith portrayed the title character, Red Green, a handyman with a penchant for duct tape and creative solutions. The show became a beloved part of Canadian TV history, featuring humorous segments, practical advice, and the fictional Possum Lodge. Although the show ended, its legacy lives on with occasional personal appearances, episodes available on YouTube, the Red Green fan club with 5000+ active members, and a website.

Editors Quote Book

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

Melody Beattie


A man is transporting a coffin when his car breaks down. He pulls over, and after messing about with the engine trying to fix it, covering himself in oils and grime, he calls for a mechanic; they tell him they can come in just under an hour to assess the situation.

Dismayed, he calls his boss to let him know what happened. His boss informs him that the delivery destination is simply up the road and asks him to carry the coffin the rest of the way. Upset but recognizing that he has nothing better to do, he picks up the coffin and starts dragging it up the road. A police officer sees this and approaches him, asking, “What are you doing with that coffin? Where are you going?”. Already upset with the situation, the man responds, “I didn’t like where they buried me, so I’m moving!”

Trivia Quiz

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1. What type of alcohol is traditionally used in a margarita?
2. What are the bones in your spine called?
3. Which ocean would you find the Mariana Trench?
The Pacific.
4. In which language does 'Konnichiwa' mean 'hello'?
5. What is the term 'bae' said to be an acronym for?
Before Anyone Else.
6. Which letter is representative of 50 in Roman numerals?
7. Which country did Ikea originate in?
8. Which country was the first man in space from?


Your Horoscope

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ARIES (March 21- April 19): A long-awaited conversation gives you some inside information. Keep your new-found knowledge to yourself.

TAURUS (April 20- May 20): Your business affairs may have to take preference over your social life. At least for a short time.

GEMINI (May 21- June 20): Despite your age, you are energetic and youthful. Love can do that for you.

CANCER (June 21-July 22):  A loved one’s confidence at rock bottom. Boost their feeling of self-worth. It’s the least you can do for them.

LEO (July 23- August 22): A relationship fizzles. There are other fish in the water; you have to find the right fishing hole.

VIRGO (August 23- September 22): Nothing boosts your self-image more than getting physically fit. Join a fitness club and get fit again.

LIBRA (September 23- October 22): A new wardrobe is an investment in yourself. If you look good, you will feel good. So go for it.

SCORPIO (October 23- November 21): Not all men are created equal; some are better than others. Don’t settle for the first one that comes along.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22- December 21): You will need to call in some favours, and promise others. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

CAPRICORN (December 22- January 19): Avoid one with a tarnished reputation. There may be problems that you are not, at present, aware of.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Plan a social get-together at home. Invite friends and associates, celebrate spring, and go all out. Enjoy!

PISCES (February 19- March 20): A new acquaintance adds some spice to your life. Cultivate the friendship and share the good times and laughter.

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Children: You spend the first two years of your life teaching them to walk and talk.

Then you spend the next 16 telling them to sit and be quiet.

Lucky Americans

A study found that the average American walks about 900 miles a year. Another study found that Americans drink an average of 22 gallons of beer a year. That means, on average, Americans get about 41 miles per gallon. Not Bad!!!

Just Whistle

When Humphrey Bogart died in 1957, his wife, Lauren Bacall, placed a gold whistle in his coffin. The inscription on the whistle read, “If you need anything, just whistle.” A line from the first movie they made, “To Have and Have Not.”

A Change For The Better?

The short-tailed weasel, whose habitat is the Northern US and Canada, is a dark chocolate brown during the summer. But, when the snow covers the ground, its fur turns a soft, silky white. And that’s when the weasel becomes an Ermine.

Figuring It Out!

A six-year-old boy asks his dad to take him to McDonald’s, but the dad is not interested, so he says, ‘Only if you can spell the name of the restaurant.’ The boy tries but fails.

The next day, he asks again, ‘Can we go to Burger King?’ But once more, his dad asks him to spell the name before they go, and the boy tries again without success.

On the third day, the boy comes home eagerly from school and says, ‘Dad, can we eat out tonight, please? Can we go to KFC?”

The Last Word

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

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