Category Archives: History and Politics

Black Friday … or Buy Nothing Day?

I don’t usually do blog posts two days in a row, but a letter to the editor in our local morning paper made me decide to make an exception. Its message is so worth sharing. Full credit to its author, … Continue reading

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Making the Human Race Whole

From Barry Hopewell’s blog I Can’t Believe It!, with thanks. A poem from Steve Taylor‘s November newsletter, with permission. Make as many connections as you can so that this broken world can become whole again. It’s your responsibility to radiate … Continue reading

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Elections, democracy, and doing it right

How to start this post. Writing about voting and representation isn’t easy, especially during an election. But this election in particular has me thinking about our options and how we get this right in the future. I’m not talking about … Continue reading

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From fall colours to citizenship, so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving weekend

One of the nicest things about the timing of Canadian Thanksgiving is that it comes during this beautiful though fleeting season of autumn. It’s the time of year when nature paints the trees in stunning shades of reds, golds, yellow, … Continue reading

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Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m 164?

This past week there was an intriguing opinion piece in Toronto’s Globe and Mail entitled “It’s only natural to rage against aging”. Written by David Sinclair and Matthew LaPlante, their overriding point is that there is no reason why we … Continue reading

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I’m ready for my first electric car, but is the electric car industry ready for me?

I’m currently driving a 2006 Honda Civic, which is actually still tooling around pretty darn well. It never has to go too far, but it remains reliable (knock on wood) even in the hardest of (long) Canadian winters. However, the … Continue reading

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We can’t just stand up for our values when it’s convenient

Canada is in the midst of an election (of 6 weeks duration rather than 2+ years) and as most people know, our prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has gotten himself into an unwanted controversy due to some pictures of him in … Continue reading

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