Category Archives: Social Change

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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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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The Draft Constitution of Thailand – An Analysis

Abstract You assess a constitution by looking at three elements:  what rights are fully protected, how is the power to run the country divided and organized, and how are those in power selected?  Thailand’s proposed new constitution has significant issues … 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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Lives #3 Updated – Fah’s Life Changes

[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 an update on Fah’s life.] I have been invited to … Continue reading

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