Optimism

Most people think of me as a pessimist. I don’t think that’s quite fair. I prefer to think of myself more like Batman: a contingency plan for every eventual bad situation. Perhaps that I think of them as eventual is what makes it pessimism. Of course not every bad thing that can happen will happen,…

I Should Have Kept My Big Mouth Shut

If you’re only vaguely familiar with Bible stories and it’s been a while since your last Sunday School class you won’t likely remember much more than Noah’s Ark and anything you saw in The Prince of Egypt. If you are a more mid-level observer of the Christian faith, you may be familiar with the only…

A Treatise On Why You Should Not Headbutt People

Since I started this blog there have been some sagas that people have been interested in. I have been regularly asked by readers how things are going with our neighbour and with our basketball team. Today we add to the basketball saga.  Full disclosure, I haven’t had a great track record with basketball leagues. I’ve…

Outta the Closet and Into the Fire

So here is the revelation of the worst kept secret: all of Charles Young Writing is authored by me, Tom More. Now of course, most of you knew this. Most of you knew this because I told you directly. There may be a few of you as well who saw through the thin veil of…

Millennials

Firstly, I appreciate that an article on ‘what’s wrong with millennials’ is piling on. I also feel compelled to tell you that technically I am one, though I resent that characterization and find it misleading. Apparently, millennials are those who became adults in the new millennium, roughly speaking. More technically, most people whose job it…