Monthly Archives: April 2012

Follow up on the stupidity of telling your kids to follow their dreams post

Just heard this Ted Talk entitled “Why you will fail to have a great career” from economist Larry Smith at a Ted-Ex talk in Waterloo, Ontario. If you have 15 minutes, give it a listen- it is about all the … Continue reading

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Book review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

If you’ve browsed the YA shelves lately, you will have probably chanced upon a thick-ish book with a black and white cover. The title is written in old-fashioned script. The photo on the cover is of a pudge-faced girl in … Continue reading

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Why telling your kids to follow their dreams is stupid

So I watched the new episode of Glee the other night. Warning: spoiler alert. Oh, and a little explicit language. If you haven’t seen it, it features an intervention on behalf of Finn, Mercedes and Santana on the part of … Continue reading

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On Living longer than my Father

Numbers are funny. I am often shocked by them. They don’t have much meaning by themselves, but pack quite a punch when applied to our own lives.  I like to tally up the years since a certain event: 24 years … Continue reading

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My new Favourite Poet

I have a new favourite poet. His name is Bruce Taylor.  He was born in 1960. He lived in Montreal for a while and now lives in Wakefield with his family. That’s all I really know. When I googled him, … Continue reading

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