Category Archives: Life Lessons

A Happy Life

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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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Millennials

In a meeting the other day (a dozen white males in their 50s and 60s, as is so often the case in the energy sector), a discussion arose as to how to get the organization’s message out, both to the … Continue reading

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Lives #8 – Sandra Has Died

[This is the eighth in a series of stories about interesting people I’ve known, a series I call “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 … Continue reading

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Lives #3 Updated – Fah and Lek Get Married

[Almost a year and a half ago I wrote an article about Fah, whose life as a Thai ladyboy taught me a lot about how people see themselves.  This is another update on Fah’s life and, in the end, another … Continue reading

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