Category Archives: Odds and Ends

Us old folks looking after one another

As we know, having friends is an important contributor to good mental and physical health, at all ages. And humour is an excellent contributor to good mental health as well. What can be a better sign of friendship than sharing … Continue reading

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Four Young Boys Growing Up in America, Part 2 (from Aging Capriciously)

Now we come to Part 2 of John Persico’s tale of the four boys. You don’t have to wait a week wondering what happened to them like I did, instead you can have a week to think about it afterwards. … Continue reading

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Four Young Boys Growing Up in America, Part 1 (from Aging Capriciously)

This story – Part 1 of two parts – was posted a week ago by John Persico in his thought-provoking blog Aging Capriciously. After reading Part 2 today I decided it needed to be shared widely. This is an American … Continue reading

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Yes, New Brunswick deserves its own day!

Few people outside the small eastern Canadian province of New Brunswick will know that today is New Brunswick Day. Even fewer will care! In fact, there is nothing historically significant about today – or the first Monday in August – … Continue reading

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Racism, and finding a way forward towards a world based on compassion (rather than on money and power)

I haven’t been writing many blog posts recently. Why? I’ve been too worn down by the increasing nastiness in the world, including from world leaders whose words should attempt to encourage every single citizen to feel included, providing them with … Continue reading

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When Anger Leads to Art

Originally posted on Cynthia Reyes :
Imagine: you’re an attorney in New York, dealing with brutal cases and people — some of whom are your colleagues. One day, out of the blue, you discover a love for painting. At first, it’s…

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Thirty years of damaging plastics

As follow-up to my recent Wordless Wednesday image, this blog post from blog Where on Earth is Francine uses words to powerfully convey our need to change our dependence on plastic, starting with bottled water. She ends with the quote, … Continue reading

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