Tag Archives: inspiration

Thoughtful Thursday: let’s try some positive thinking

How can we maintain some level of inner peace in the midst of so much stress-inducing turmoil beyond our control?        

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My self-imposed challenge: who have been the most significant contributors to making the world a better place to live

I have to admit it; once I began my exploration of which individuals throughout history might qualify as candidates for the quest I described in my post last week [The greatest _______ (fill in the blank); how do we decide … Continue reading

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A good news story from Pakistan … think trees

I don’t usually post a story straight from a news source, but I really want to share this one, and many (aka most) readers don’t follow links to external sources.  So rather than simply provide this link to Tik Root’s … Continue reading

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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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Highlighting Women in IT on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. Since it falls on Sunday this year, why not celebrate for the entire weekend! International Women’s Day has a surprisingly long history. The first Women’s Day was organized in New … Continue reading

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Top posts of 2019 – and top countries for readership

Here it is, the last day of the year – and of a turbulent decade – and along with all the reviews of news, sports, culture, and investing, there are lots of bloggers posting a look at their year in … Continue reading

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New Year’s reflections and resolutions, 2020 version

I seem to be getting quite a few hits on last year’s New Year’s reflections during these days leading up to the New Year, so I thought I’d better offer a more up-to-date version. How did I do with these … Continue reading

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Could you read a book from every country in one year?

That’s the task that British writer and blogger Ann Morgan set for herself back in 2012, inspired by the approaching 2012 London Olympics, to read a book from every country in a year. Just to be clear, that’s 196 books, … Continue reading

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