Tag Archives: COVID-19

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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Mother Nature doesn’t care if you believe in science or not

It seems to be fashionable these days for people to pick and choose among scientific theories and advice, depending on whether they like the implications of that scientific advice. They may treat one scientific theory like the gospel and another … Continue reading

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Social Justice Saturday: It takes a pandemic to appreciate what services are truly essential

It’s Social Justice Saturday time again. There’s nothing more critical to ensuring a just and safe society than ensuring that our essential services are in place when we need them most. That would be those services that are essential to … Continue reading

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Let’s try to concentrate on the little things

I had planned to offer some thoughts on the topic of Acceptance today, but that idea got too deep too fast. It seemed better to post something to help lighten our mood. But what?! Lighthearted topics don’t come easily in … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Social distancing guidelines with your favourite animal

Sadly, as hot spots  of COVID infections keep popping up around the world, we need to be reminded that we cannot let our guard down, both for ourselves and for others. The only weapons we have at the moment that … Continue reading

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Social Justice Saturday: What kind of seniors’ home do you want your parents to end up in – or you?

Warren Buffett has a quote he uses to remind investors that companies can look promising on the face of it, but their warts (and worse) can reveal themselves pretty fast when circumstances change. Investor beware. You’ve got to admit that’s … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: our planet and COVID | July 8/20

Our destruction of natural habitats of wildlife is what has allowed these new viruses to cross over to humans in the first place. Ebola, HIV/AIDS, SARS, MERS, H1N1, and now the granddaddy of all, COVID-19. The granddaddy of all new … Continue reading

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