Category Archives: Odds and Ends

The Florida teens show the way on gun control

The children survivors of the Sandy Hook school massacre were too young to have a voice and their parents were drowned out. The survivors of the Las Vegas massacre found no voice against the NRA or their NRA-beholden politicians; instead they … 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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Nuclear attacks and drop-down menus

Show of hands, how many of you have inadvertently clicked on a screen (aka interface) and done something by mistake? Maybe you’ve sent a message with a typo that you only noticed as you were clicking “Send”. Whoops, too late. Maybe you’ve sent … 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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A New Year’s tradition: reflections, resolutions, and dreams of fresh starts

What a lot of articles and blog posts about New Year’s Resolutions these days. How to have realistic resolutions. How to stick to your resolutions. Use a fortune cookie to frame your resolutions. Set goals instead of establishing resolutions (I think maybe … Continue reading

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Retirement or no retirement, that seems to be a question these days

The expression “Freedom 55” has gone the way of the dodo, and there are more and more articles about 70 being the new 60. Retirement age is being pushed back, and (some) people talk about not being able to imagine … Continue reading

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Philosophy, Buddhism, paths to happiness … and writing

If ever there was a time when people might want to explore new paths to happiness, it is now. The world order has been turned upside down and compassion and civility across political divides is sorely lacking. Possibly because of … Continue reading

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