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Retirement or no retirement, that seems to be a question these days

The expression “Freedom 55” has gone the way of the dodo, and there are more and more articles about 70 being the new 60. Retirement age is being pushed back, and (some) people talk about not being able to imagine … Continue reading

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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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Labour Day reflections (aka Labor Day in the U.S.)

Labour Day. The last weekend of summer. In most parts of North America, the Labour Day Weekend marks the “real” end of summer and the return to life’s routine (not to mention Labour Day sales). Let’s call it the end … Continue reading

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Canada ranked best in the G20 for women – why am I not cheering?

One morning last week my husband and I were reading the papers over our morning coffee when he read out, “According to this poll, Canada is ranked number 1 for women in the G20.”  My knee-jerk reaction was something like … Continue reading

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