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Editorial—Surprising Uprisings

One of the nice things about being able to write this editorial is that I’m free to tell you what I think. Free from constraints of objective facts and painstaking research, I can just lay out my opinions on whatever issue of the day is bugging me, even do things like tell you how to… Read more »

Managing Stress

With school starting or new things in our lives popping up, it’s easy for us to get stressed out.  Yes, Stress is natural and can be beneficial at certain times—it can even help motivate people—but it can also be detrimental if left to become chronic.  Anxiety and stress can have a negative effect long-term on… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—The Noble Act of Escape

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill When I was twelve years old, I dreamed of being abducted by aliens.  On a few warm nights that summer, I would lay in my sleeping bag in the backyard, pointing my flashlight up at the stars and planets, in the hope that “they” would… Read more »

Why Are We So Down on Such Wonderful Things?

“Instead of hate, celebrate.”                    ~Prince Here’s a short list of things that get a lot of flack for no good reason— and why we might try looking at them from their good sides. Drinking and gambling The problem with these two pastimes is that they tend to become addictive and take over our lives, to… Read more »

Editorial—Ignoring the Debates

I have to admit, I’ve ignored the federal election debates that have been presented on television over the last few days.  What I’ve read about them has essentially confirmed what I expected, if you were looking for solid information or ideas, they were mostly a waste of time. In this age of the internet that… Read more »

Why a Jewel Tree?

“The jewel tree opens its loving embrace to everyone and promotes happiness—which is our natural state and birthright.” ~Robert Thurman “In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.” ~Elizabeth Gilbert Today… Read more »

China vs Canada: Tim Hortons Comparison

For many, Tim Hortons brand represents Canadian identity almost as well as our hockey fanaticism and our cravings for the iconic maple syrup. Halfway across the world, I came across a rare find – a Tim Hortons Cafe in the middle of a bustling street in Shanghai, China. I was also feeling slightly homesick and… Read more »