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Entries from January 2010

HAITI: 97 Degrees of Separation

January 28th, 2010 16 Comments

My attempt to comprehend the extent of the tragedy in Haiti, a tribute to the remarkable faith of the Haitians and a new appreciation for the blessing of being born a Canadian.

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The Cabinet Shuffle: Politics for Dummies

January 22nd, 2010 9 Comments

Do our political leaders really think we’re so easily fooled? Or are they completely out of touch and just blindly playing the politics game? A bit of a rant on political leaders who have stopped giving a damn and some advice to aspiring politicians.

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Blue Smoke, Black Ice and a Bucket List

January 17th, 2010 167 Comments

Why I don’t keep a “bucket list”. Two questions I will ask – when the curtain comes down on my life – to determine if I can be at peace with the life I left behind.

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Love, Marriage and the Madding Crowd

January 13th, 2010 Comments Off on Love, Marriage and the Madding Crowd

What advice for a successful marriage would you give to a soon-to-be wed couple? Why I at first dodged that question and later embraced it. A look at love and marriage in this age of uncertainty.

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Passport Photo: No Smiles, No Frowns, No Upside Down Crowns

January 8th, 2010 76 Comments

Have we crossed the line with passport photo restrictions? No smiling, no frowning, chin to crown specifications… A partly tongue-in-cheek and partly serious grievance with the rigid guidelines.

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AVATAR the Movie: A Wake-up Call

January 4th, 2010 8 Comments

Peeling back the layers of the movie Avatar to find its deeper meaning and the warning it offer us.

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I AM CANADIAN: New Years Day Rant

January 1st, 2010 53 Comments

An “I am Canadian” rant debunking the myth of the “Canadian identity crisis”.

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