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OK. Now I’m Dreaming about Masks and Social Distancing

We Are Now Uncomfortable in Close Proximity with Others It was totally unexpected: my dream, last night, was ticking along quite beautifully until we turned a corner in a shopping complex and joined a line up to pay for our … Continue reading

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Be Honest Now: How Many Social Bubbles Are You In?

COVID-19 is Contagious, Isn’t It? It’s been on my mind, lately. It’s all well and fine to suggest that gatherings of ANY kind should be limited to 10 people, but that’s not really what causes this virus to spread. It’s … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Share and Share Alike

What are We Doing Wrong? As the title of the magazine suggests: we need to Share. Not just a little, but a lot. Questions and answers At every lecture he gave around the world, and virtually every day of his … Continue reading

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Image as Metaphor: Framework for Change

Our gazebo looked like this last October when we took its awning off. Rather bare-bones, don’t you think? When it came time to put the awning back on this spring, we found that there were tears in the fabric. So, … Continue reading

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The Great Social Experiment of 2020

World-Wide Pandemic Responses You know that it’s serious when the world closes its doors and goes home. So, now we are afraid of our family, friends and neighbours. And, of course, people are dying out there. It feels like fear … Continue reading

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Is Capitalism in its Death Throes?

Ah Choo!! It might be a bit premature to ask this question, but it seems pertinent to the present pandemic. The question was prompted by a comment my son-in-law made to my wife, last night, about the fact that capitalism … Continue reading

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Changing Your Perspective

From Negative to Positive. The news has been depressing of late: pandemic panic buying; closed borders; social distancing; and a morbid fear of death and dying. It takes a Pollyanna spirit to see the silver lining in these dark clouds … Continue reading

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When You’re Feeling Down and Out…

The Upside I wasn’t feeling inclined to see this movie. I’m not a fan of either actor, and the black/white dynamic seemed contrived. But my wife had heard that it was good, so we went on Friday night. It’s based … Continue reading

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My Great Aunt’s Diaries: 1949-1952

A Look at Life in Toronto Out of the blue, my second cousin, Norah, sent me transcripts of some diaries that her grandmother had written. I suspect she thought I’d be interested in the passages that featured my biological father, … Continue reading

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Is It Just a Handshake?

Or an Exchange of Energy? We know the drill: upon meeting another person, we’ve been instructed to extend our right hand and offer to shake the other person’s right hand, firmly but kindly. Have you ever wondered why? It took … Continue reading

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