What’s Done In The Dark …

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There was a time when I thought that if the media spent as much time looking at the positive things that happen in the world as they do endlessly looping video of a tragedy that the world wouldn’t seem to be so dark and dangerous. I still think that. But a recent column by Emma Teitel about “hate clicking” made me think about something else.

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When Ideology Trumps Ethics

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Stephen Harper could have made sure that the men and women he appointed to the Senate were of the highest calibre; that they represented a broad cross-section of Canadian thought, experience, and character; that, given a position of highest trust, they would conduct themselves by the highest ethical standards.
He didn’t.
This is what happens when ideology trumps ethics.

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Thank You Michael J. Fox

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This entry is part 26 of 27 in the series Cancer Survivor

One of the things I’ve enjoyed about writing this series of articles is that I can do it with a bit of wry humour. But I know that, like Michael J. Fox’s new show, that humour doesn’t always work.
And I was reminded while watching it that that’s okay.

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9/11 plus 12 – Has Anything Really Changed?

It’s been twelve years since the tragedy of 9/11. Has the world learned anything? Dictators still murder their own people. Tens of thousands still die of the effects of poverty. But … if you give even one extra thought to even one of them, then something has changed, something important. Lets keep that change alive.

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