Category Archives: Just wondering

Freedom to choose

I’ve been mulling over the challenges we face when we find ourselves having to rely on others for some (or all) aspects of our lives after having been independent for as long as we can remember. After having made our … Continue reading

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Losing my innocence at 70

For the first 70 years of my life, starting in the immediate aftermath of World War II, I really did believe that the world was progressing towards a common goal, one of peace and prosperity for all. Not just for … Continue reading

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The votes are in and … money is not what brings happiness

Earlier this week, an article appears in Canada’s self-proclaimed national newspaper (which no longer provides print copies here in Atlantic Canada!) that immediately caught my attention: “Money really isn’t everything: The surprising new ranking of Canada’s happiest – and most … Continue reading

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Carnage comes to Toronto

I find it difficult – no, impossible – to write about travel, running, or retirement in the immediate aftermath of the senseless carnage in Toronto on Monday. It was just a week ago that we left Toronto after a pleasant … Continue reading

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Come From Away, Newfoundland, and walking the talk of kindness

I had intended to start a blog series on the provinces of Atlantic Canada this spring – the special region I call home – to share our rich history and scenic beauty, and maybe even entice more people to visit, … Continue reading

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If I had a million dollars … or how about $60 million?

It’s hard (at least for me) to hear the question “what would you do if you suddenly had a million dollars?” without thinking of the Barenaked Ladies perennial favourite, “If I Had $1,000,000”. And if you don’t know it (gasp) … Continue reading

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Reflections from a week of doing nothing

The title of this post may sound like I have started getting serious about meditation and am about to reveal some intriguing beginner’s insights. Sorry, but not even close. I have spent the first week of the New Year doing … Continue reading

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