Category Archives: Life Lessons

Parenting

WARNING:  This article may contain twists and turns that you were not expecting. I was in a very nice restaurant with three friends, having dinner.  It was about seven o’clock, maybe a little earlier.  Because the place was full, we … Continue reading

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Lives #12: A Star

[This is the twelfth in a series of stories about interesting people I’ve known, called “Lives”.  I don’t know whether you would call it non-fiction, or fiction.  I’ve changed the names, and some of the details, so that the individuals … Continue reading

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The “Lives” Series – Every Person is Interesting

Everyone has a backstory. Continue reading

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Lives #10 – A Happy Life

A Happy Life Continue reading

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Lives #9 – So How Would You Have Reacted?

This is a story about Jeanne. Jeanne’s story encompasses her whole life, really, but even she would acknowledge that her husband Bobby’s death was a turning point.  Many things happened before and leading up to his death.  Some of them … Continue reading

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Multiple Sclerosis

Those of you who know me will be aware that for many years I have focused some of my charitable fundraising, and giving, on the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. I didn’t have any particular connection to MS when I … Continue reading

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Teachers

As a society, we don’t value teachers enough. To my mind, a society should value work – in the sense of the rewards society delivers to people who do that work – based on two factors.  First, how important is … Continue reading

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