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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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Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission: one man’s efforts to make a difference

For readers who are not familiar with Canada, in 2015 the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), established by the federal government, completed 6 years of an extensive and gut-wrenching inquiry into the impact of 120 years of the residential school … Continue reading

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Such a feel-good story – and, boy, could we use one

This won’t be a long post, don’t worry. But given how much unpleasantness we watch and read every day, much of it giving us such a feeling of helplessness, I thought it would be nice to share this good-news story. … Continue reading

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Boeing is committed to Canada, how sweet!

[Disclaimer: This is a short rant about Boeing’s charm offensive (aka marketing campaign) aimed at Canadians after shafting their aerospace industry with crippling tariffs. If you’re all for the big guys being able to push out competition, then you probably … Continue reading

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The end of eating?

The other day, as a group of us grappled with the important question of the meaning of life (hey, someone’s got to figure it out!), a young colleague suggested that humans have evolved into far more complicated beings than was … Continue reading

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“Planned obsolescence” for appliances is bad enough, but mattresses too?!

We first learned about the changes in life expectancies for household appliances a few years ago, when we had catastrophic ice damage to our house. Near the end of the very long winter of 2013-14, it finally warmed up enough for … Continue reading

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Vietnam: moving past a legacy of occupation and repression

Back home from a fascinating trip to Vietnam and Cambodia and trying to wrap my head around all that we saw and learned. So many amazing things to see and experience: Halong Bay (Vietnam) and Angkor Wat (Cambodia) are just … Continue reading

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