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Lives #4 Update – Susan Grows Up

[This is a follow-up to the fourth in my “Lives” series, “Anne’s Secret”, published three years ago.  As with all of this series, the basic story is true.  I’ve changed the names, and some of the details, so that the … Continue reading

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The Scalable Universe

And now for something completely different.
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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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Weekend in Red Deer

Nine degrees on Saturday.  Seven degrees on Sunday.  Rain.  29 km/hr headwind.  I was suspicious. It took less than an hour of intense (but fair) cross-examination of the organizers of the Red Deer MS Ride to get them to admit … 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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Energy #11 – Outcomes: The End of ROE

“Outcomes” is a buzzword that has in the past few years become popular in the energy sector; so popular, in fact, that many veterans of the industry gag every time they hear it.   As with other buzzwords, it gets to … Continue reading

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Manipulation and Morality

The other day I had one of those juxtapositions of experience that makes you really think. On the one hand, I participated in an event in which the event organizers used multiple manipulative techniques to try to get the audience … Continue reading

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