Last night, the 52-year-old singer became the first black woman to receive the honour. She joins the club of Icon recipients along with Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion and Cher. In her speech, she fully addresses the #MeToo movement with her speech: “It’s a moment when at long last women have made it clear that we will no longer be controlled, manipulated, or abused. I stand with those women and with those men equally outraged by discrimination who support us in heart or mind.”
A new era in the monarchy is taking place. As I watch the recap of the Royal Wedding one woman was being interviewed by a reporter asked her about her thoughts. She said, quite candidly, “she is the first black princess”. There are a lot of firsts happening today, Harry will now be known as His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel. Meghan will be known as Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex. She will be the first person to hold that title.
In a recent Monocle Minute newsletter, they featured California-based chef James Corwell who has created Ahimi, a tuna alternative made from tomato, soy sauce, sugar, water and sesame oil. This is coming after the stark realization that within the next 30 years, because of overfishing there may no longer be any fish in the sea. Which means we have to look for some seafood surrogates and realities about our precious ecosystem.
What I love about Muji is the simplicity in their designs. You can see it in every aspect of your home. There’s a sense of zen and cleanness about the look and feel of their products. In recent years this company has started to expand its product line to pre-fab homes to hotel chains in Asia.
I never understood the fascination with watching YouTubers play video games. My nephews are addicted to watching DanTDM play Minecraft and now are aspiring to be a gamer on YouTube. I thought it was a generational thing until I asked them about the Fortnite game. They told me that Ninja is the best player and that when they are ready to play the game, they will know how to use all the best moves because of him.
Today, I took the dreaded GO Train. I prefer the bus because it’s more comfortable and less crowded. But because of time, I had to take it in order to make it back to Hamilton in time for a meeting at 6:30 pm.
Today, I went to the doctor. And like most experiences, you aren’t really expecting a whole lot of customer service even though it’s a one-on-one job.
Over the last week, I’ve seen multiple ways individuals have come together to work as a team to get a job done in different industries. At work, I’ve watched the “take-over” maneuver where the principles just take control of a project leaving the rest of the team to ponder what they are doing and how to keep up with their high-performance pace.
Doors Open Hamilton took place May 4th and 5th. One of the newest editions was the Roselawn Lawn Bowling Clubs. The Roselawn Lawn Bowling Club started in 1925. Situated at the base of the Niagara Escarpment, it has two regulation-sized greens in Gage Park. Lawn Bowling is often compared to curling in that the idea is to get bowls nearest to spot than your opponents. A white ball (called a jack) is thrown to establish the target, then each team tries to out bowl the other. The tricky part is that the balls are not round and are weighted to one side so they don’t roll straight. The art of the game is judging the path of the ball needed to arrive where needed. This varies according to the distance of the jack, and the weather conditions.
In a recent SuperSoul Conversations, Oprah sits down with renowned philosopher and visionary Jean Houston has traversed the global teaching and consulting world leaders. She has devoted her life to pushing the boundaries of human potential. When asked why she looks so young for her age she tells Oprah that it’s “a passion for the possible. living int he most interesting time in human history. whether what we do will make a proud difference to whether we grow or perish. It’s that sense of urgency and possibility. The lure of becoming is what keeps me going.” Listen to the entire podcast here.