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Dec 04, 2020 @ 12:09 am

Christmas Memories, Part One: Wartime Christmas

My dad, Arthur Wilson, was born on December 16, 1938 in Sarnia, Ontario. Dad grew up in wartime and poverty. His dad had signed up for the war in 1939, the day after England declared war on Germany,...

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My dad, Arthur Wilson, was born on December 16, 1938 in Sarnia, Ontario. Dad grew up in wartime and poverty. His dad had signed up for the war in 1939, the day after England declared war on Germany,...

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Dec 03, 2020 @ 1:00 am

I Won’t Be Home for Christmas

As our healthcare and political leaders cast doubts on the chances of people holding holiday gatherings this year, public morale appears to be wearing thin. Symptoms of our collective exhaustion...

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As our healthcare and political leaders cast doubts on the chances of people holding holiday gatherings this year, public morale appears to be wearing thin. Symptoms of our collective exhaustion...

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Oct 26, 2020 @ 9:08 pm

The Controversy of Conversion Therapy

There’s an old saying that warns, “The cure is worse than the disease.” The implication is that the solution for a problem causes more harm than good. This phrase made more sense back when...

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There’s an old saying that warns, “The cure is worse than the disease.” The implication is that the solution for a problem causes more harm than good. This phrase made more sense back when...

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Oct 18, 2020 @ 7:51 am

Funny You Should Ask…

Funny you ask me, Facebook… what is on my mind? Well, I am stressed. I’m just waiting for the bomb to hit—to hear that one of my kids or another member of my family has been...

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Funny you ask me, Facebook… what is on my mind? Well, I am stressed. I’m just waiting for the bomb to hit—to hear that one of my kids or another member of my family has been...

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Sep 29, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

Building Resilient Kids in an Anxious Time

As students return from what is arguably the longest spring break any of them have ever experienced, they are re-entering a world profoundly different from when they last left. While September is...

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As students return from what is arguably the longest spring break any of them have ever experienced, they are re-entering a world profoundly different from when they last left. While September is...

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Aug 27, 2020 @ 6:26 am

A Letter to My Neighbour

I am sitting here writing this letter at 10:00 p.m., utterly exhausted. However, despite how tired I am, I can’t help but feel grateful—grateful that my community has some pretty amazing...

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I am sitting here writing this letter at 10:00 p.m., utterly exhausted. However, despite how tired I am, I can’t help but feel grateful—grateful that my community has some pretty amazing...

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Aug 25, 2020 @ 8:31 am

In Defence of Antidepressants

All over Facebook, you’ll see these posts by well-meaning, health-conscious people: an inspirational photo, perhaps a river, or a forest, or a sunset—something peaceful. It catches your eye...

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All over Facebook, you’ll see these posts by well-meaning, health-conscious people: an inspirational photo, perhaps a river, or a forest, or a sunset—something peaceful. It catches your eye...

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Jul 19, 2020 @ 11:25 pm

Why Our Brains Struggle with Science

During this time of COVID-19, we’ve seen a broad range of responses to the quarantine, the economic crisis, and the uncertainty caused by the pandemic. In many cases, people have responded as...

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During this time of COVID-19, we’ve seen a broad range of responses to the quarantine, the economic crisis, and the uncertainty caused by the pandemic. In many cases, people have responded as...

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