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He had a beautiful smile…

In my wife’s words, he had a beautiful smile. I first met José Enrique in February of 2006. I could only guess his age although I would have said he was in his mid to late 20’s. He was tall, … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day – My Canadian Perspective

I am generationally defined as a baby-boomer. I was born at a time of relative global peace and unlike my father and my grandfather before me, I have never been compelled to join an armed force and go to war. … Continue reading

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We the living…

I just don’t get it. “Jane Doe had a long and memorable career in ‘x’ and she will be sadly missed by those whose lives she touched…. As per her wishes there will be no memorial service” I see this … Continue reading

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I live in a world of words however sometimes they are not enough

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Dear #Metchosin BC

I do not live in the municipality of Metchosin (I live, own, and pay taxes in a neighbouring municipality) but I recently read about a decision by your mayor and council that ought to cause everyone in Metchosin to shake … Continue reading

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Yes – today is your birthday! (OK I couldn’t wait – a day early but…)

I have a million pictures and we could scroll through them all with awe and amazement but I have only put up a few. You have given us a wonderful gift and in turn we hope you will appreciate a … Continue reading

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At some point, enough ordinary people will have had enough

As a member of the Royal BC Museum Society I recently received the following note from the RBCM Board Chair. You may have read media stories around Professor Jack Lohman’s employment contract, which was negotiated in good faith over two … Continue reading

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Dear Girl Guides of Canada – Where is your leadership?

Please do not let an amazing teachable moment slip through your fingers. I read that some of your girls have raised the issue of genetically modified (GM) ingredients in your famously branded Girl Guide cookies. I also read that your … Continue reading

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A Canadian Thanksgiving Reflection

Our good friends at Wikipedia tell us that the Canadian Thanksgiving celebration has existed in various forms since the late 1500’s, it moved to being a fall harvest festival in the 1870’s, and finally in 1957 the Federal government passed … Continue reading

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At what point does a country care about its future?

Interesting Al Jazeera opinion piece – What do we really care about in this country – at what point will it be too late? http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/09/201295113738854387.html

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