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Wake Up Day 2017

Spring rolls around each year with the return of wonderful weather and longer days. This has been a tumultuous year; for those who don’t know, my mom succumbed to Alzheimer’s last September, and inside two months afterwards I had a … Continue reading

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Sesquicentennial

For those who don’t know, 2017 is the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada. I remember the Centennial anniversary: when Canada turned 100 in 1967. Well, I was all of three and a half years old, but I vaguely … Continue reading

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Wake Up Day 2016

Spring rolls around every year, and with it many events that stimulate new birth and new life: for me in particular there is a very poignant reminder of such. Generally at the end of May (around the 29th), we invite … Continue reading

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Christmas Morning

We got up early this morning: Tim made me waffles. (You’ve got to understand… waffles are a lot like lasagna. I love them; Tim hates to make them. So I only get home-made lasagna once a year: my birthday. Waffles … Continue reading

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Winter Fanfare

We went to the “Winter Fanfare” Holiday Concert presented by Upper Canada Choristers on December 5. The event was a wonderful combination of different cultures’ perspectives on the winter holiday, as expressed through music. The Upper Canada Choristers is a … Continue reading

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PrideHouse TO

On November 28th I attended the launch of the “PrideHouse TO 2015”, preparing for the 2015 Pan/Para-Pan Am Games here in Toronto (The Star, 2014). Pavilions have been a tradition in multi-sport games for many years: they are places were … Continue reading

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Farewell to the PEO

For the last year I’ve been on a temporary assignment to Ontario’s Pay Equity Office: the office that administers the “Pay Equity Act” and reduces gender-based discrimination regarding wages. “Equal Pay for Work of Equal Value.” I learned a lot … Continue reading

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