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COVID-19 in Toronto Shelters: Publicly Reported Numbers of Residents Who have tested positive


There is much reporting of numbers COVID-19 numbers. REcent weeks have rightly seen a focus of attention on teh unfolding tradgedy in lon term care homes. the province of Ontario made it a priority- one of four. At eth same … Continue reading

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Running The World – Jarvis Cocker


Running the World Jarvis Cocker Did you hear? There’s a natural order Those most deserving will end up with the most That the cream cannot help but always rise up to the top Well I say, “Shit floats” If you … Continue reading

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#WeApplaud #OnApplaudit: Millions pay tribute to hospital workers from their balconies


Millions of citizens in countries across Europe step out of the front door, onto the balcony or lean out the window to applaud the work of healthcare workers who  care for us and others who work in other essential services  … Continue reading

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Reality – objective, cultural, shared and unshared


Some ideas on reality by Seth Godin: shared, unshared, objective and cultural; also context, bananas and bicycles. Reality used to be a friend of mine. Sometimes we impose our version of reality upon others. Sometimes others use their power to … Continue reading

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The biology of our best and worst selves – Robert Sapolsky


One thing that’s clear is you’re not going to get anywhere if you think there’s going to be the brain region or the hormone or the gene or the childhood experience or the evolutionary mechanism that explains everything.  Instead, every bit of behavior … Continue reading

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The path to success is a squiggle


Success- whatever that is, is not at the end of a predetermined linear path of must-do steps. It is much, much more to do with having made our own path to getting there- wherever that is we find ourselves in … Continue reading

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Backpacks – Trevor Boyd


Backpacks Trevor Boyd   My life is like this backpack I carry with me, The content inside it brings complexity. My classmates all have them, but none are the same. Each has its own items, each attached to a name. … Continue reading

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Acceptance – Alex Jadad


“I’be been reflecting a lot” Alax Jadad physician, on how he learned from both his grandfather and father – both physicians… What if…?

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Crisis: Every two hours someone in Canada dies of Opioid Overdose


Why do people hear voices? Three in four of all humans will at some point in their lives- often around distressing and overwhelming  life events. It might be more informative to ask why do some people NOT hear voices? Hearing … Continue reading

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The shape of stories- Kurt Vonnegut


I shared this with a friend the other day  we laughed a lot together. Much wisdom and food for though t in here too. Including: When you share your story, make sure its you who is holding the pen. Kurt … Continue reading

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