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JFK and my mom both would have turned 100 this week: how much has changed, how much has not

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born 100 years ago this Monday and my mother, Clare Wood Currie, was born 100 years ago this coming Sunday. When JFK was assassinated in 1963 – the shot that stunned a country and most of … Continue reading

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Sorry, but why do people keep saying that Donald Trump is the leader of the free world??

As most people around the world grow increasingly concerned about the erratic tweets, threats and general behaviour of the new president of the U.S., it interests me – actually, it astounds me – that in the midst of articles and … Continue reading

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Resetting the Optimism Button for 2017

Time for the Year in Review. This is the week in which every columnist reviews the past year from their perspective, be it sports, TV shows, movies, celebrity lives and deaths, or … dare I say it, politics. There are … Continue reading

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Lac-Mégantic: a train disaster that needn’t have happened

I was successful in overcoming the urge to write a post after Andy Scott’s funeral a few weeks ago.  I reminded myself of my self-imposed hiatus.  I was successful then, but now there’s a new topic that I simply cannot … Continue reading

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Doing politics differently, is that possible?

I seem to be feeling perpetually defeated these days, and politics isn’t helping.  Happy days are not here again, and there doesn’t seem to be any relief on the horizon.  If there is no trustworthy leadership and no one can … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Newtown shootings

Tragedy casts a pall over other plans.  The senselessness of current events defies understanding.  I was going to write about something else today, but in the wake of the shooting of 26 people in Connecticut yesterday, mostly little kids, everything … Continue reading

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Let’s hear it for all Olympians, not just the gold medalists

I have a confession to make:  I love the Olympics.  I love both the Summer Olympics and the Winter Olympics, including practically every event.  I can’t wait for the action to begin today.  According to a news commentator last night, … Continue reading

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