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10 Things I Learned From Big Daddy, my Grandfather: Phil of Ottawa

My grandfather Philip J. Pocock passed away last weekend and today my family gathered for the funeral in Ottawa. Phil was known to all the grandkids as Big Daddy, a name coined by me (the eldest grandson) after I called him that at the age of two. He was a powerhouse of a man and a major force in my life, so on the occasion of his passing here's ten things I learned from Big Daddy:

Number 1. The world is a vast and interesting place, meant to be explored, and best experienced with an open mind. Look to be surprised and delighted, and often you will be.

Number 2. Ideas matter, and should be constantly...

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