Sailing and Teamwork

Investing a vacation week learning how to sail was edutaining. I signed up for the Humber Sailing Course at Humber Bay Park in Toronto. Every day I was out on the water learning the ropes, pun intended, developed some vertigo, worked on my tan and was part of a fine crew of three students and one instructor. At the end the week I developed into a strong skipper with good command of my crew, points of sail, crew overboard rescue techniques and can now pilot a sailboat up to 35 feet. I also received a refresher on what makes a great team.

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Was Maslow Wrong?

While living in my old apartment I befriended a few people beyond the usual superficial hellos that you would expect during regular lobby and elevator encounters. The first one was my immediate neighbor.  A nice enough guy who’s sister and cousin shared the place. Then he got arrested, the hydro was cut off, a Sheriff’s notice posted on the door indicating eviction from the premises and I haven’t heard from any of them since.

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