Tag Archives: COVID

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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A COVID kind of year-end

Usually this is the week when I review my success or lack thereof with my New Year’s resolutions from the past year and decide on my resolutions for the coming year. I’ve been doing this all my life; it didn’t … Continue reading

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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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Add teachers to the “overwhelmed frontline workers” list

There may be a vaccine ready to be rolled out in some places. But it will be a long, slow process, and meanwhile in many, many places – too many places – the healthcare facilities are overflowing and the healthcare … Continue reading

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The Things That I Will Miss

Originally posted on Clear Air Turbulence:
“The great gift of such periods is that they invite us to question our certitudes, our givens, these seemingly sure foundations that have lulled us into complacency — for it is only by being…

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Paying tribute to Canada’s greatest hero in the time of COVID

Most Canadians see Terry Fox as symbolizing the very best of our country. At various times he has been voted the greatest sports hero, Canada’s greatest hero, the most popular Canadian, and the #2 Greatest Canadian (second to Tommy Douglas, … Continue reading

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Social Justice Saturday: do we value our schools and teachers as much as we should?

Social Justice Saturday time. Time for another topic that has risen to the top of many people’s priority lists thanks to the pandemic: schools and the role they play in our societies. They have risen to the top of people’s … Continue reading

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