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Shared Experiences

Summers are short in Canada. School’s out; carefully husbanded vacation days are spent. We pack them full of activity. We fill our days with friends and family. We break bread; feasting in the age-old tradition of communion. We barbeque, we … Continue reading

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Plus ça Change…

Everything changes… The October 19th election of the Trudeau Liberals was historic. For many reasons. If last night is any measure it will soon become historic by another measure – the number of people who claim they, and only they, … Continue reading

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They have dared greatly.

On the day before an election, particularly one this long, it is hard to lift my head, look out over the horizon and take the long view. My perspective is shot. One observation has survived and is crystal clear – … Continue reading

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The Power of Engagement.

The Power of Engagement Over the past two months I have been fully immersed in the upcoming election; at 78 days, the longest is current Canadian history. These are wild rides. They take me out of my comfort zone; way, … Continue reading

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Off the Couch and Out on the Hustings.

Hustings is one of those arcane words that only comes up at election time. The word goes back to 12th century England, it means a place or meeting where politicians make election speeches. I first got involved in politics in … Continue reading

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Outward Bound changes lives – Ottawa Citizen, March 26 2014

In connection with the recent Outward Bound fundraising event, which also doubled as an east coast book launch for Off the Couch and Out the Door, the Ottawa Citizen ran the attached letter to the editor.     Please take a … Continue reading

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Outward Bound fundraiser showcases Veterans program – Ottawa Citizen, March 23 2014 While it’s too late to attend the fundraising event (which took place on March 24), it’s never too late to donate to Outward Bound Canada in support of the life-changing … Continue reading

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