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Finding Our Common Humanity

I’m currently reading the book, The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World, by His Holiness The Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler, MD. In Chapter 14, The Dalai Lama says… “If we appreciate our social nature and the need to work cooperatively with each other, naturally we will pay attention to others’ welfare. This […]

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“I’ll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams.”

In 1943, Kim Gannon and Walter Kent composed one of my favourite songs, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”. One of my favourite lines in the song is, “Christmas Eve will find me, where the lovelight gleams. I’ll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams.” If only Gannon would have known how poignant their […]

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Inner Happiness, Outer Happiness and Trust

I’m currently reading the book, The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World, by His Holiness The Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler, MD. In Chapter 12, The Dalai Lama says… “Trust can contribute to one’s happiness on an individual level. A feeling of mistrust can lead to a suspicious, fearful attitude, and more mental […]

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Hope, Optimism and Resilience

I’m currently reading the book, The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World, by His Holiness The Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler, MD. In Chapter 11, The Dalai Lama quotes one of his favourite passages from Shantideva… “As long as space remains, as long as sentient beings remain, until then, may I too remain, […]

The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World by The Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler

Coping with a Troubled World

I’m currently reading the book, The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World, by His Holiness The Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler, MD. In Chapter 10, The Dalai Lama states… “Much of our suffering in life is caused not by external causes but by internal events such as the arising of disturbing emotions. And […]

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Tribute to Another Frank Horvat

This past week, I heard of the passing of famed photographer, Frank Horvat, at the age of 92. I came upon Mr. Horvat’s work back in the 1990s when I googled myself (I know…that’s vain). Having just started my professional music career, there was not much content online about me, however there was much to […]

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R&R in Otterville

This past week, Lisa and I got away to a nice Airbnb in Ontario’s farming communities that make up Norfolk County. Rest and relaxation was at the top of our priory list for such a vacation. When we started 2020, there were many grand plans in the works for travel this year: June in Quito […]

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Coconut Squares

Being a strict follower of the Paleo diet, grains are strictly forbidden from entering my body. Because of my Crohns Disease, I have always avoided any wheat products and even rice in order to maintain peak digestive health. Basically I eat a lot of vegetables, fruit and some meat…that’s all! I know, it sounds pretty […]

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Tearing Down the Symbols of Racism

American philosopher, Cornel West, has said, “you can’t really move forward until you look back.” He’s right, especially in the context of discussing the systematic and oppressive racism faced by people of colour for centuries. The crimes of the past have led to the crimes of the present. As nice as it is to see […]

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Wise Words for the Age of COVID

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.” ― Robert Fulghum “They say a person needs just three […]

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Defying Big Oil

There aren’t many human beings who can go through life without relying on Big Oil for their daily needs. I, for example, do not own a car. But the food I buy in the store or the goods delivered directly to my home are shipped with vehicles that are most likely running on gas. And […]

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A New Decade of Tragedies…but we shall overcome!

I know that the world has not been inflicted with any more sadness or tragedy these past couple of weeks compared to other times. But it’s easy to feel that the optimism usually brought on by a new year (and decade) can be emotionally vanquished with bad news that involves suffering. These past couple of […]

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I’ll Be (in a New) Home for Christmas

Actually, the tense is incorrect…I AM in a new home for Christmas! Yes, that’s correct, for those of you who know my wife, Lisa and I, you will not be surprised to read that we have moved…again!! The stars aligned and gave us a wonderful life opportunity to sell our condo and purchase a new […]

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Love & Respect for Snow

I’ve lived in Toronto for over 26 years. Very rarely does Toronto ever get any snow before Christmas…except for this year. The city is once again blanketed by the fluffy white stuff and unfortunately, many are not happy about it. I’m the opposite…I love the snow. Maybe it’s easy for me to love snow since […]