Category Archives: History and Politics

Celebrating winter, snow, and the Canadian outlook that sees us through it!

Winter has arrived in eastern Canada. It took a while to really make its presence known, to make it abundantly clear that, yes, it was here and it was planning to stay. Western Canada, you definitely got an early start … Continue reading

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Map Monday: democracy throughout history

There’s much lamenting these days of the future of democracy as we know it, or rather as we would like it to be.  Sorry to say that, as an example, there is much concern both inside and outside one of … Continue reading

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Today is for Introverts. Finally.

This was the header of a promo email I received the other day: ‘Today is for Introverts. Finally.’  As the member of a family that includes many proud introverts (including me), I couldn’t help but be intrigued.  It turns out … Continue reading

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Peace on Earth, goodwill toward men 2.0

A post I had forgotten about has started turning up in my daily blog “hits” column, a 3-year old post entitled Peace on Earth, goodwill toward men: wouldn’t that be nice!  Three full years ago.  Long before the January 6 … Continue reading

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How to be an ally when we just aren’t sure what to do

In Canada, aside from the urgent threats from climate change (witness this week’s devastating floods and landslides in heat- and fire-ravaged British Columbia) and never-ending COVID, ensuring that the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Report are acted upon in … Continue reading

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Another Remembrance Day. Please let us not forget.

Another Remembrance Day.  Most allied nations have been honouring Remembrance Day for 103 years now.  That’s a long time.  How are we doing in faithfully remembering and being grateful for those who sacrificed for our freedoms and safety?  Do we … Continue reading

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On the 10-year anniversary of my NYC marathon, a special Run for Veterans

Today is the 50th running of the famed New York City Marathon.  Ten years ago, on a crisp, sunshiny fall morning, my brother and I joined the throng of runners at the starting line of the NYC marathon.  We were … Continue reading

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Women making history during a global pandemic

I know that Halloween rules this weekend, and hopefully treat-or-treaters everywhere will be able to costume up and get out and gather bags of treats. However, I just discovered yesterday that along with Thanksgiving (in Canada) and Halloween, October in … Continue reading

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