What does SCIENCE say just about all Human Lives on the Planet are Missing Right Now, that is absolutely CRUCIAL to a Life Well Lived?

Photo courtesy of PixabayShort answer: ABSOLUTELY NOTHING SCIENCE doesn’t say ANYTHING about that. So I’m going to tell you. (Disclaimer: I haven’t surveyed the thousands and thousands of articles in Psychology Today and all the social science journals out there. It’s quite possible, even probable, that they do have something to say about this. But I also know that […]

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My predictions for 2020-2029

(Photo courtesy of Pixabay)A Tale of Two Economies: A new “underground” economy, characterized by unofficial new jobs and businesses, all out of view of of government. People who move into this new economy will do quite nicely; those who don’t, won’t. What we think of as the “traditional economy” will still not have recovered by […]

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This cat ain’t dead, but it might be play-acting . . .

(Photo courtesy of Pixabay)90% of wisdom is cultivating the habit of persistent and deep curiosity.This is something that small children intuitively understand, even though they can’t articulate it. If you’ve been a parent, you know the frustration of your child’s incessant questions. What is this? Why that? How come? Why, Daddy? Why, why, why?Generally by the […]

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Fight the Retirement Virus

(Photo courtesy of Pixabay)“Hey Dave! When are you going to retire?”Lost track how may times I’ve been asked that.I knew that the poser of the question was never being entirely sincere. The real, unstated question was:“Hey Dave! When can we have unfettered access to all of your time, energy and attention? You’re just so darn useful to […]

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Why?

(Photo courtesy of Pixabay)Oh great.This question probably conjures up memories of raising your toddler. The incessant questions. I tried very hard to answer every one as honestly as I could, without betraying any frustration that I might have been feeling as I was rushing to get out the door to work, or prepare supper, or […]

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Talkin’ with Arnold, ep. 3

(Photo courtesy of Pixabay) In this episode, Coronavirus just moves in and takes over. And ironically, I’ve got a cold when this is recorded. (Apologies for the corresponding sound effects.) The All-hell-that-has-broken-loose around the world, has broken loose right in our own backyards. We compare notes between the way people are responding in big-city Ontario vs […]

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The Art of the (Im)Possible

(Photo courtesy of Pixabay)What is The Possible?Hoo boy, heavy one. I suppose everybody’s gotta think about something heavy sometime. Me, I think I’ll have another coffee.Start over.What is Possible?Bumped into an old Welsh friend a year ago, and we got chatting about the current state of British politics. Politics is the Art of The Possible, he told […]

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Reflections of a returned Canuck

(Photo courtesy of Pixabay)We’d heard that it’s harder to go back to the country you left than it was to leave it in the first place.Diplomats, world travellers, missionaries, all said that when you leave home, and live abroad for as little as two years, the return is more painful than the departure.Now that we’ve […]

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