Tag Archives: compassion

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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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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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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Resetting the Optimism Button for 2017

Time for the Year in Review. This is the week in which every columnist reviews the past year from their perspective, be it sports, TV shows, movies, celebrity lives and deaths, or … dare I say it, politics. There are … Continue reading

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How do we combat hatred?

The pursuits of a normal day are, for the most part, likely to be mundane and trivial, but put together they are what defines our lives. It is the little things that make the difference. Everyday interactions can be tedious … Continue reading

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Counting: a reminder of the power of acts of kindness

Originally posted on LifeRevelation:
http://www.colourbox.com/image/two-ripe-red-apples-and-half-of-apple-image-3946870 My wife, Susie has a saying that I have always found interesting. I’m not exactly sure when she started using it, but I have liked it since the first time I heard it. This is…

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