Tag Archives: politics

Silence can be a source of great strength

It’s difficult to find inner peace these days. The world we thought we knew – at least the bubble some of us lived in – has been disintegrating before our eyes. Nasty politics with questionable policies, chaos in British politics, … Continue reading

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Map Monday: Climate Change through the millenia … yikes!

Last week was jammed packed with news of a political nature: a turn in the tide of the horrific war in Ukraine (dare we hope), the announcement of a new prime minister of the UK (the 4th in 6 years), … Continue reading

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Knowledge, wisdom, truth, and trust

How many of you are presented with an unexpected New Year’s challenge, should you wish to accept it?  This was my year.  On January 5th a fellow blogger at Aging Capriciously, John Persico, challenged me to write 3 blog posts, … Continue reading

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Cigarettes, big oil, and the power of corporate interests

Drew Dellinger pretty well says it all in his compelling 2006 poem, Hieroglyphic Stairway.  In fact, he pretty well says it all in his first stanza. it’s 3:23 in the morning and I’m awake because my great great grandchildren won’t … Continue reading

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Does power inevitably corrupt? Really?

“It’s said that ‘power corrupts’, but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power. When they do act, they think of it as service, which has limits. The tyrant, … Continue reading

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Social Justice Saturday: introducing a new Robby Robin series

As has been analyzed in blog after blog and media opinion piece after media opinion piece, the global pandemic in which we find ourselves has, along with many hardships and horrifying numbers of deaths, shone a badly needed light on … Continue reading

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No Judgement: A tribute to my gym and beyond

There’s a big sign on the main wall of my gym that reminds everyone of one of its main principles, aka core values: No Judgement. [Yes, in the U.S. that would be spelled Judgment!] Clearly, the message is that we … Continue reading

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Breaking: Canada Not Sorry – The Out and Abouter

The Out and Abouter, my favourite satirist, may have moved to the UK, but his heart is still in Canada, celebrating the Toronto Raptors’ magical winning of the NBA Championship! As he says, “No, we’re not sorry!” CHURONNO – As … Continue reading

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