Tag Archives: COVID-19

To be nice or to be kind, that is the question

The other day an article in the Globe and Mail caught my attention because of its intriguing title, Canada is fighting Covid-19 with niceness … and losing, by Tenille Bonoguore.  The premise of the article was that in trying to … Continue reading

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Required for a truly pandemic-free world – patience and cooperation

Two things we need lots of more to really wrestle the pandemic into submission – patience and cooperation. Two things we aren’t very good at – patience and cooperation! After struggling without great success in most countries to try to contain … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: our supermarket t-shirts say it best

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A COVID Christmas message

This is an unusual Christmas post, but then again this is Christmas in a year like no other. This season is a time that’s meant to bring joy, and this year we have to be especially creative in finding ways … Continue reading

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With freedom comes responsibility … and small Christmas gatherings

In several parts of Canada this year, and in an increasing number of countries and regions around the world, Christmas travel and celebrations are being severely constrained by COVID restrictions. As sad as this is for many, many people, especially … Continue reading

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Why the U.S.-Canada border isn’t going to open any time soon – or the Atlantic Bubble

As this map and graph illustrate so clearly, many parts of the world are experiencing a frighteningly potent new wave of coronavirus cases. Different jurisdictions are trying different strategies to try to contain the spread, from tight lockdowns to government … Continue reading

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Celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving in 2020: Give thanks, not COVID

Happy Thanksgiving, Canada! For the non-Canadians among you, yes, this is Thanksgiving weekend in Canada. It’s always the second Monday in October, to be precise, but no need to wait until Monday when you’ve got a long weekend. Almost always … Continue reading

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Words of wisdom come back to taunt us

It’s been quite a week. A U.S. “presidential” debate for the ages, COVID cases surging again in many countries, and now we learn that the president of the world’s richest and most powerful country has contracted the virus himself. This … Continue reading

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