Blogs by David Peck

blogs by david peck

Don’t Blame it On The Rio

“The time of the Elves is over…who will you look to when we’ve gone? The...

Today Is The Day

August 23rd was the day that UNESCO designated the International Day for the Remembrance of...

Inequality and the ATM

So I dropped my son Spencer off at a laser tag birthday party recently. I...

102 Years From Now

July 31st marks the 102nd anniversary of Milton Friedman’s birthday and I’m wondering if we really...

With Compliments

So according to a recent advert I found stuck in my front door, one political...

X and Sometimes Y Chromosomes

“Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one...

Gone

My Dad died almost 5 months ago. Below is a version of what I said...

Less Human Than Human

On the 20th of February the Oakville Beaver published an article about cracking down on...

The Future

I met Max Khan recently at a local Starbucks and we enjoyed an overpriced coffee...

Papa, Ping Pong and the Panama Canal

My Dad always wanted to travel through the Panama Canal. We were close to going...

A River Changes Course – Message From The Director

“My first trip to Cambodia was in 1998, only seventeen years after my family fled...

A River Changes Course

Cambodia is in the midst of a massive economic land concessions crisis, resulting in nearly...

What’s Good For The Gander Is Not So Good For Most Geese

I was at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto recently for several meetings. There was a...

Groceries and Growing Up

My son was in a hurry today while we shopped for groceries. Spencer and Victoria...

A Happy Meal

Please note that my Father passed away about two weeks after I wrote this piece...

A Not So Radical Shift

Have you ever been shocked out of your complacency? Has your worldview ever been so...

Trudeau and Twitter

Every generation gets a chance to change the world Pity the nation that won’t listen...

Not In My Backyard

Recently James Moore the Canadian Industry Minister’s comments sparked a wee bit of controversy around...

Clusters Kill

In a November 19th Globe article, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced that Canada would...

Because I Didn’t Say So

Prison continues, on those who are entrusted to it, a work begun elsewhere, which the...

Blankets and the BNA

“When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land....

Campanelli in Cambodia

How can you not like or maybe even love, Rick Campanelli? Rick The Temp back in...

Shifting Sand

Imagine standing alone on sinking sand. What a horrible fate that would be. A slow...

Jet Lagged

I’ve never liked leaving my home for a trip. It always puts me in a...

The Outskirts of Phnom Penh

Today I’m wearing a Tommy shirt that I bought in Toronto for about 28 dollars....

Closer Together

So I arrived in Hong Kong and picked up a used copy of the South...

Get A Life

My son and his second cousin, third removed or something like that had been playing...

Water Doesn’t Always Bring Life

“Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody.” Mark Twain One billion dollars in damage says...

Recycling Blues

We live in a disposable society. It’s easier to throw things out than to fix...

What Are The Odds?

Chaing Mai has an almost peaceful bustle to it. No frenetic hurry here. A South...

Real Change: Is Incremental

Coming Soon.   ABOUT THE BOOK Real Change is Incremental is a broad-ranging collection of...

We’re Changed – Lessons from yChange 2011

Early reports from attendees confirm that yChange Vancouver was a great day! Roughly 200 people joined...

Spare Change

“…A small spark can set an entire jungle ablaze.” Tibetan Saying So we just got...

Digital Citizens

Fertilizer does no good in a heap, but a little spread around works miracles all...

H2Opportunities

I’m writing this from DC at the Interaction conference. It’s a gathering of about 1,000...

Damn Slunk

“Life is not a spectator sport. If you’re going to spend your whole life in...

Cardboard Creativity

When many of us consider the idea of a cardboard house, we have fond memories...

No Shoes

Recently, a small group of us from Oakville met at a Church early morning to...

Table 23

It’s not even a week past World AIDS Day and already it’s become old news....

FB me

“Facebook me and maybe we can go out for a drink later.” It’s the line...