Category Archives: Just wondering

Our relationship with food takes many twists and turns!

Observations about our relationship with food continue to appear regularly in my social media feeds.  Here are a few favourites that I’ve been saving up.  Do any of them offer you any reassurance as to your own preferred eating habits?!

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Did a Google chatbot just “come to life”?

In the news this past week: Google engineer put on leave after saying AI chatbot has become sentient (Guardian) and No, Google’s AI is not sentient (CNN).  What’s this all about?  [For those not familiar with the term, a chatbot … Continue reading

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How little things really change – just ask Socrates

Fairly recently I started following an interesting blog that provides quotes from famous or quasi-famous people nearly every day.  Extensive collections of quotes. Wow, there are so many observations and admonitions that have been made over the years by so … Continue reading

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If I could turn back time – for peace, for love, …, for dinosaurs?

At the beginning of this year I accepted a challenge from fellow blogger John Persico, who writes the thought-provoking blog, Aging Capriciously.  I committed to writing on 3 topics of John’s choosing, and in return he’d write on 3 that … Continue reading

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When the most optimistic people aren’t feeling very optimistic

These times have been hard on almost everyone in some way or another.  In the past 2+ years (or maybe in the past 6+ years), we’ve learned that no-one is immune from the world’s problems: the challenges of global pandemics, … Continue reading

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Touchy subject: to hug or not to hug, that is the question

I didn’t grow up in a family that hugged all the time.  When a hug was important to and meaningful, yes, but I don’t remember it being a frequent occurrence after I was little.  The community I grew up in … Continue reading

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Everything happens for a reason, or so they say

This quote by inspirational-advice author Harvey Mackay appeared in one of my social media feeds recently, and at the time I didn’t pay much attention except to think that it was pretty much platitudes, but platitudes that I agreed with. … Continue reading

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Setting goals to inspire you … or scare you!

Recently I came across a blog post that presents a checklist of some pretty darn thought-provoking tips about setting goals that will really inspire you.  It so happens that the focus of this blog, Mark B’s Big Adventures on Average … Continue reading

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