Tag Archives: philosophy

Dear 2011,

I’ve been waiting for you. Wait, I’m being a little creepy aren’t I? I mean we just met and all and here I am heaping all these expectations on you–hoping, dreaming, believing, YEARNING for you to be THE ONE. You … Continue reading

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The Danger of the Single Story

This is an engaging and insightful talk from Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Adichie. I recently spoke at a university where a student told me that it was such a shame that Nigerian men were physical abusers like the father character in my … Continue reading

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May your Solstice be Dark

Welcome to the Winter Solstice. The sun, such as it is, here in Vancouver rose at 8:05 AM and will set at 4:17 PM. Just over 8 hours of wet grey and then 12 hours of wet black. That’s a lot of … Continue reading

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The Magic of Showing Up

If you take a look at my archives (don’t you do that on a regular basis?) you will note that there is a big drop off in my posting frequency starting in June. I mean 6 entries in August? 3 … Continue reading

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If Life is a Highway, it’s Time to Lower the Speed Limit.

It’s been a very strange few weeks. Kindergarten orientation one week, high school orientation the next, the end of school, grade 7 graduation, the solstice, Father’s Day, the 4 and 11/12ths year old became a five-year-old. The middle child had … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Hosed

In which Shoppers Drug Mart screws me over with their new house brand overpackaged pantyhose. Continue reading

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Benjamin Zander on TED

I am very excited today, because WordPress will now let us embed TED talks into posts. Let the trumpets sound, or at least some inspirational, insightful and entertaining lectures. Benjamin Zander is the co-author of The Art of Possibility, one … Continue reading

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