The End of the Line

Every now and again, a new wave of coronavirus sadness hits me.  It did the other day.  As of this morning, an internet search reveals the current stats worldwide: Global cases Updated 21 Jul: Confirmed 14,707,451 +199,960 Deaths 609,986 +3,813 Recovered 8,294,208 +160,545 (I'm assuming that the + means those added within the last 24 …

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2020 Milestones Missed

I'm sure that many of you also know some graduates who are moving onto new adventures amidst the craze of this pandemic of ours.  My nephew somewhat celebrated his grade nine graduation and he is moving onto high school (grades ten through twelve) in the fall, however that will look.  Our neighbour girl, whom we've …

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The Half-Truths of Free Speech?

"Because your entire life, you have been taught a half-truth...and the half-truth(s) that you have been taught since you were in kindergarten are this:  words hurt, words wound, words kill."   ~Brooks Gibbs A couple of weeks ago, I came across a very thought-provoking video from a friend on social media by motivational speaker, Brooks …

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Paying Homage to Parents and Teachers (Kudos to Those Who Are Both!)

  As back-to-school season ensues, I cannot help but reflect on the adults who are heroes of sorts in their own rights when it comes to looking after children.  Though not a parent myself, my job of more than two decades involves working with children and I have many a friend who are parents and/or …

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The Not So Symbiotic Nature of Marriage

Yesterday, I had a conversation with a longtime friend of mine, only to discover that she and her recent ex-husband are unfortunately at odds over many things necessitating an ensuing court case to settle their differences.  Three young boys are involved.  Since Christmas, I have heard of two other marriage split-ups; one wherein adultery broke …

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