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Anxiety and the Military, Inside and Out

Anxiety and the Military, Inside and Out

If there is anything that people have seen in recent weeks, it is that anxiety and depression does not discriminate.  Not only does it hit the very happy and the wealthy, it also hits the middle and lower classes.  In Canada, there has been greater focus on how anxiety and other mental health difficulties affect […]

The Power of Nothing

The Power of Nothing

Nothing is simpler than nothing. Not just a world devoid of objects. That’s easy to imagine. True nothingness is a world devoid of worlds. A world where space collapses into a point of zero radius and the river of time ceases to flow. Nothingness is the grand abyss. An infinite well. Abandon all potential, ye […]

Zelda Williams Trolls Spark Twitter Policy Changes

Zelda Williams Trolls Spark Twitter Policy Changes

Zelda Williams has backed off from social media in the wake of severe bullying that she went through in the immediacy of her father’s tragic death.  No doubt, the late Robin Williams, her doting dad, would have been taking aim at these social media bullies with the resources in his power.  The Twitterverse certainly came […]

Academy Tweet About Robin Williams Sweet, Doesn’t Glorify Suicide

Academy Tweet About Robin Williams Sweet, Doesn’t Glorify Suicide

Like everyone else on the planet, I was deeply shaken by the news that prolific actor and comedian Robin Williams had committed suicide.  I was grateful to see more than a few statements about how wonderful the man was, but even more so when I saw that people were now talking – really talking – […]

Mork Returns to Ork

Mork Returns to Ork

The beloved Mork has returned to his home planet Ork. He will be missed! But while he was here, he blessed the world in ways that cannot be imagined. Mork was unique in every way, never worrying about his madcap ways that made him so loveable. While humor and laughter were forbidden on Ork, he came to earth […]

Supermoon, Sharks and Soup

Supermoon, Sharks and Soup

The Supermoon is full, bewitching and becoming. Sharks are center stage with Sharknado 2 and a week of shark tales on The Discovery Channel. Soup is tasty and calming to the soul, but could pose a choking hazard. Do any of these things have anything at all in common? Yes, and it all ties together […]

Ghostbusters 3 Without Murray or Ramis?

Ghostbusters 3 Without Murray or Ramis?

There have been a lot of rumors and buzz about Ghostbusters 3 going on without Bill Murray or Harold Ramis. The latest news is about Bridesmaids director Pail Feig considering directing the movie with a female cast. Really? To me there is no point, because the essence of the Ghostbusters series was the organic chemistry […]

World War I Remembered: Visiting Vimy Ridge

World War I Remembered:  Visiting Vimy Ridge

At 41 years of age, I am distinctly too young to remember the fear that gripped the world as young men began a months-long voyage to a war in a land they likely never would have otherwise seen.  However, as a daughter of a former Canadian Armed Forces member, I had the unique opportunity to […]

Genocide Is Never Permissible

Genocide Is Never Permissible

War is horrendous and unspeakably tragic.  Those living in Western society have been fortunate enough, for the most part, to not have lived through any degree of violence akin to what one might see in war.  There was an Opinion piece from The Times of Israel that was removed rather quickly from the newspaper’s site, […]

Homophones vs. Homophobes: Really?!

Homophones vs. Homophobes:  Really?!

As an English teacher, I constantly struggle to explain to my students why words like your (a possessive pronoun) and you’re (a contraction meaning “you are”) don’t work interchangeably.  They understand when I teach the concept, yet I see this and other errors constantly in student writing.  It would seem that the world does, indeed, struggle with […]

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