An Ode to Hierarchy

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You there, With the jaundice coloured leadership grin. As wise souls have said before me, prematurity breeds immaturity. Where art thou braggadocio in your moment of ascension? There it is, Plentiful for all to witness like a storm that blankets Tuktoyaktuk in winter. We have seen it before in this very agora. Cold. Harsh. Unforgiving. […]

When Life Flashes Before Your Eyes

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Today was an interesting day. It was going very well, until I began the journey home. It didn’t feel right from the beginning. From the hotel entrance, I got into the truck and headed for Toronto’s Pearson Airport en route to Victoria, BC. I thought to myself, “Did he just slur the word luggage?” I […]

Amidst Uncertainty the Inuksuk Surfaces

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I can recall with fond memory many of the class projects I worked on while attending elementary school. The exploding volcano might have packed too much of a punch for poor Mrs. Guyatt though. I’ve never seen grey hair instantly turn white like that. Perhaps my favourite one had me researching and writing a speech […]

What I Learned From My Daughter About Decision Making

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She’s eleven years old and has been precocious for as long as I can remember. At five, she told us, “It’s time for me to start learning how to play violin.” At eight, she said, “Why can’t I have my own blog?” And now, at eleven, Claire — our oldest of three children — has […]