Paul’s Blog

Rules of the Road in Parking Lots

‘Tis the season….to be in a parking lot. It’s a cruel kind of torture, driving up and down isle after isle to find a spot. Everyone else seems to have the uncanny sense of anticipating…
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It’s yours, not the ice’s fault!

Brand new winter tires are installed, I have anti-lock brakes, I pay taxes for road maintenance services and never exceed the posted speed limit.  Who is at fault if I hit a patch of ice…
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Face some Consequences!

“The driver who rear-ended my car should have to arrange child care for my kids when I have to go for my treatments, and should have to sit in the waiting room with me”. A…
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Mindfulness – and a Contest!

“I would like to inform you about the tremendous positive impact you have had on my driving behaviour and that of my husband.  In addition, your influence has resulted in me becoming a better pedestrian.”…
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Adding Insult to Injury

I was inspired to do a sprint distance triathlon last summer.  Jake Van Allen, a triathlete who articled with my firm, was my inspiration. The name of this miniature triathlon fits for real triathlete’s like…
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Volunteering as Therapy

To the multitude of volunteers who made the recent Apple Triathlon possible: Thank you! I was struck by your generosity. You were there at every twist and turn in the route, keeping us on track…
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Poke-zombies, Go!

A zombie, following a Pokemon, steps out onto the street ahead of your vehicle. You see it coming “a mile away”.  You’ve heard of the Pokemon craze that has zombified the population; folks wandering around…
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Pedestrian Obligations

A pedestrian has the “right of way” at every street corner, not just those marked as crosswalks.  I shared that shocking rule of the road in my last column.  I say “shocking” because this is…
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