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A tribute to my chosen country: Happy Canada Day, Canada!

As I mentioned in my previous blog, Freedom to choose, most of us make decisions that impact our lives all the time. Sometimes our decisions turn out to be inspired, other times not so much so. Sometimes they turn out … Continue reading

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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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Dominican Republic: more than just sun and sand, but the sun and sand sure are fabulous

We’ve just returned from our fourth winter get-away trip to the Dominican Republic (aka the DR), four trips spread over nearly 40 years. Each visit was special, but this time was particularly so because we spent a week in the glorious DR sun … 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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Resettlement: Fractured yet Whole

Originally posted on Duck? Starfish? But…23:
“Oh, poor old Red Island,” dad would intone in a voice heavy with regret. He’s been gone almost thirty-five years but I can see him now, hunched forward in the old wooden rocking chair,…

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50 years on: what’s the same and what’s different about computers and technology?

Recently, I wrote a post about what’s the same and what’s different about heading off to university 50 years ago versus now. The 50th anniversary of having graduated from McGill had been the catalyst for this thought process. Shortly after … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving, refugees, and revisionist history

First of all, writing about Thanksgiving in early October rather than late November may seem strange to those of you not in the know. Thanksgiving is a national holiday in Canada, and is held on the second Monday of every … Continue reading

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