“What if by engaging our imagination and opening our minds we could unlock the door to a world of wonders?”


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“What if by engaging our imagination and opening our minds we could unlock the door to a world of wonders?” Cirque du Soleil poses this question in its latest travelling show “Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities.”

So how does this question apply to you and your life?

What is beyond the door of your imagination? What is holding you back from opening it?  What are you afraid of seeing – of feeling – of hearing? Could it be – THE TRUTH?

I think it’s time to open our doors!


Parents! What to do when the kids are getting in your way!


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My father had a great sense of humour.



Here I am at 2 years old hanging on the wall. Judging by my facial expression, it didn’t seem to bother me at all.

Of course, knowing me, my facial expression also contains a hint of “So you think this is funny? Just wait until I get you back!”

I did! But years later of course 🙂




Hmm..like father like son. This is me (many years later) having learned a trick or two from my father.

Meghan is not quite sure about this, but Andrew is enjoying every moment of it.

Oh, and check out those socks in the sandals. 🙂

Why am I “Still Finding My Way?”



I’m 66 years old – I mean young
I’m an Aries – that says a lot
I’ve had 3 “long term” relationships – we still get along
I have two wonderful children – young adults now
I have three younger sisters – all older now
Both my parents have passed away – ALS & Alzheimer’s
I’ve gone through bankruptcy – that really sucked
I’m a Saskatchewan Roughrider fan – I grew up in Regina

I’m a storyteller – a filmmaker, coach, author and educator
I’ve had good days and bad days – and occasionally just daze
I am now living and working in Shanghai – China is an amazing country
Years ago I found myself – then I got stuck in the muck
Now I’m finding myself again – by gazing into the reflective pool
My name is Peter D. Marshall – D is for David
I hope you’ll find inspiration here – or at least a smile

And please leave your comments – and your thoughts
(or I’ll just be talking to myself – and that’s not good)


These are my feet –
and my shadow.

Where does one end  –
and the other begin?

John Chick – Football Player and Family Man



John Chick is a Defensive End for the Saskatchewan Roughriders football team and he is one of the hardest players for opposing teams to stop. He is at the top of his game in a very demanding and rough sport.

But John is also a family man and when you watch this short video, you will understand what drives this athlete to be the best he can – his family. 🙂

Click on photo below to view video.


John Chick Family TSN Feature Saskatchewan Roughriders