Category Archives: Environment

Don’t Mask the Symptoms

The other day my youngest son asked an interesting question. “They tell you to catch cancer early,” he said. “But how do people know when to go and get a checkup for cancer?” I guess he’s becoming conscious of his health … Continue reading

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Fear can be Healthy

The news was tragic. A young woman’s life had been snuffed out by a fatal fall from a path along a steep and dangerous Italian slope where she and her friends had been hiking. It was supposed to be a fun afternoon outing. … Continue reading

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Downhill from Here

Wow! When I recently heard on the news that several Ontario communities have outlawed tobogganing on municipal hills, and that many more are considering it, I thought now we’ve gone too far. For years I’ve known that we’re growing ever more … Continue reading

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How’s That Workin’ For You?

So, tell me world, how’s all that retaliatory violence working for you so far? It’s been your go-to tool of choice for solving your differences for some time now. So surely it must be getting some positive results, right? Let’s see… … Continue reading

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Canada Inc.

Based on Facebook postings I’ve read lately, a lot of people are pissed off with Stephen Harper, and the way he’s been running our country. They question his cavalier attitude about proroguing Parliament, his disdain for the media, his arrogant stance on … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Sedona

Now that summer is all but over, it’s time to swap vacation travel stories. Me first. For our holidays in late June, early July, Nancy and I flew down to the American southwest, always a favourite travel destination for our … Continue reading

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Make a Joyful Noise

Recently I attended the funeral of yet another vibrant person taken from us far before their time. As always happens when I attend such a funeral and listen to others speak of the virtues of the deceased, I can’t help … Continue reading

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