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Newsletter Vol. #106 Thats How I See It!

Newsletter Vol. #106 That's How I See It!


Welcome to a new season of, "That's How I See It!" (Was that dramatic enough!) Thank you so much for agreeing to receive the newsletter and supporting my new book, "Communication & Relationships".- I can certainly use the help!

My first book was titled, "I Can Have Fun on a School Night" and was changed to "Finding Balance".  It is in its sixth printing by an American publisher, and to date it has sold just under 11,000 copies.

 "Communication & Relationships" (C & R) was printed a few years ago but made it to the shelves of McNally Robinson for only a few hours before I was ordered to pull it off the shelf by an employer I was working for at the time. It doesn't matter why this happened at this point in the history of the book; all that matters is that it is now available to you, your friends, associates and Internet contacts.

For you folks who have not yet read or received your "Free" copy of C & R, the book is written for people who seek to understand the problems they face in their everyday lives. It is for anyone living in a challenging relationship, with feelings of distress, guilt, or anger, or who may be struggling to make a decision about that relationship. They may come to appreciate that they are not alone and that others have similar issues and have found a way to proceed. (If you haven't received your free copy of C & R, watch for locations where I will be promoting the book, pick one up at 178 Elm St. (204-299-9399), or pay a courier charge of $7 and it will be delivered to you).

My original plan regarding the launch of "Communication & Relationships" was to wait until I had 1000 email addresses, and then release the book at McNally Robinson. However, I have now decided to do the "Launch" in February, 2019. I will spruce up the cover, and add two or three new concepts, which you will have received in the newsletter. So, if you already have a copy of C & R, there will be no need to purchase the book when it is launched - unless the copy is for a friend! What you can do at the launch is pick up my first book, "Finding Balance", which is written in the same style, but with a wellness/stress theme.

It is an honour to come into your life through the newsletter. I hope you continue to enjoy it and receive benefits from the eclectic mix of articles and information presented in "That's How I See It!".

                "Take care of yourself first, then take care of others."

What's on tap today: the Wayne Rosin Room; kids who don't leave home; Did You Know; Everything you ever wanted to know about Scotch; The Perfect Husband.

Something very nice happened to a good friend of mine, who also happens to be my cousin. Wayne was honoured by the Toronto Dominion Bank.

Wayne worked for the TD Bank for many years at the corner of Portage and Main in the TD building. The bank has now moved across the street to the Trizec/Artis tower and in moving to the new digs they decided to honour him. Despite the fact he has been retired for five years, they named a staff room in the new offices the "Wayne Rosin Room". Quite an honour indeed!

Very proud of you cuz!

You Can't Go Home Again- Oh Yeah!

One of the most striking features of modern family arrangements is the irresistible attraction of the parental home for young adults. Since 1981, the percentage of Canadians aged 20 to 29 living with their parents has leapt from 27 per cent to 42 per cent. The number of 25 to 29 year olds at home has more than doubled over the past three decades. This phenomenon may be due to soaring real estate prices, longer and more expensive educations and/or a tough job market, all of which have certainly made it more difficult for younger generations to establish their independence. On the other hand, perhaps all those coddled Millennials may simply prefer living in a state of perpetual childhood at Chez Mom and Dad.

Young men are more likely to live at home than young women. Immigrants and visible minorities, especially Asian and South Asian families, also demonstrate a strong predisposition for living longer in the parental home. "There could be cultural expectations related to parental co-residence that influence particular groups of young men and women in different ways."

Living at home reflects the changing face of Canada and certain unavoidable financial realities. Plus, a better educated, stable and mature work force, eventually, is a great advantage to the Canadian economy. However, in the short term, according to Stats Can, 90 per cent of adults in their 20s who live with their parents contribute nothing toward household expenses.    
The Editorial, MacLean's

My problem with the educational free ride is that many of the youth today expect their parents to not only provide accommodation but also to pay for their tuition. It seems that gone are the days when parents supported their children in their quest for a good education; now they are taking full responsibility for their education.

"Live your best life, share your experiences with the people who mean the most to you, and make every moment count, because one day those moments are all going to be memories."

This was a message from Amy Cummine a courageous 24-year-old who recently lost her life to cystic fibrosis. (Ryan Thorpe, Free Press)

Her story in the Free Press (Sept. 8) brought tears to my eyes. I agree with her philosophy; I believe we have to make every moment count. So folks, start having more moments so that someday you will have more memories.

Did you know...
Some people worry that tea may weaken their bones because of its caffeine, but several studies have actually found that tea drinking is associated with stronger bones and a lower risk of fractures. A recent English study found that tea-drinking women (age 65 to 76) had greater bone density than women who didn't drink tea. Coffee had no effect on bones. Tea contains fluoride and flavonoids, which may be good for bones.

Whisky, Scotch whisky. I have been known to savour a dram or two. I came across this article by Catherine MacGillivray and thought perhaps there might be a few of you who appreciate good Scotch. So here is the article.

Scotch whiskey is best enjoyed in a small glass, preferably crystal, with a little water, although many people in Scotland prefer to drink it undiluted.

Scotch whisky is a distilled spirit made in Scotland from
cereals, water and yeast, with flavours sometimes varying
according to the water used, and some having the taste of peat.
By law, the minimum bottling strength is 40 percent
alcohol by volume although in export markets some Scotch
whiskies are sold at 43 percent.

Whisky is made in distilleries around Scotland, the
majority in the Highlands, and to be classed as Scotch, the
whisky must mature in oak casks in Scotland for at least
three years.
Currently there are 108 distilleries licensed in Scotland to
produce Scotch whisky.
In line with traditional practise, The Scotch Whisky
Regulations 2009 define five categories of Scotch whisky:

Single malt Scotch whisky: Scotch whisky distilled at
a single distillery.
Single grain Scotch whisky: Scotch whisky distilled at
a single distillery.
Blended Scotch whisky: a blend of one or more single
malt Scotch whiskies with one or more single grain
Scotch whiskies.
Blended malt Scotch whisky: a blend of single malt
Scotch whiskies which have been distilled at more than
one distillery.
Blended grain Scotch whisky: a blend of single grain
Scotch whiskies which have been distilled at more than
one distillery

The known history of Scotch whisky dates back to 1494
when there was a reference to it in tax records of that time.
However, the drink's popularity, especially during the
long, cold and dark winter months, brought it to the
attention of the Scottish parliament which began taxing it
in the 17th century, driving distillers underground to avoid
paying duty,

Smuggling became prevalent for the next 150 years, with
clandestine stills often hidden amongst the heather on
the Scottish hills and on occasion even said to have been
transported in coffins to avoid the eye of the taxman.
In 1823, an Excise Act legalized the distilling of whisky for
a set fee, setting the foundation of the modern-day Scotch
whisky industry.

Scotland's national drink was given an international boost
in the 1880s when a beetle devastated French vineyards
causing a shortage of wine and brandy. As a result, Scotch
whisky quickly became the alternative drink of choice and
there is still more Scotch sold in one month in France than
there is Cognac in a year.

The Perfect Husband
Several men are in the locker room of a golf club. A cellular phone on a bench rings and a man engages the hands-free speaker function and begins to talk.  Everyone else in the room stops to listen.
MAN: "Hello"
WOMAN: "Hi Honey, it's me.  Are you at the club?"
MAN: "Yes.
WOMAN: "I'm at the shops now and found this beautiful leather coat.  It's only $2,000; is it OK if I buy it?"
MAN: "Sure, go ahead if you like it that much."
WOMAN: "I also stopped by the Lexus dealership and saw the new models.  I saw one I really liked
MAN: "How much?
WOMAN: "$90,000."
MAN: "OK, but for that price I want it with all the options."
WOMAN: "Great! Oh, and one more thing... I was just talking to Janie and found out that the house I wanted last year is back on the market.  They're asking $980,000 for it."
MAN: "Well, then go ahead and make an offer of $900,000. They'll probably take it.  If not, we can go the extra eighty-thousand if it's what you really want."
WOMAN: "OK. I'll see you later!  I love you so much!"
MAN: "Bye! I love you, too."
The man hangs up. The other men in the locker room are staring at him in astonishment, mouths wide open.
He turns and asks, "Anyone know whose phone this is?"

Have a great week and keep in touch (review of book, feedback on newsletter, Reader Response, something you did or read worth sharing).