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Now is the time to support independent fashion boutiques

The pandemic has shuttered thousands of businesses but despite the odds, there are many independent small boutiques that are managing to survive. They’ve developed a loyal customer base and are employing creative marketing techniques to stay viable. I admire their stamina and appreciate their importance to local communities. These shops deserve our loyal support and encouragement. Many small businesses have created online videos and helpful…

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Powerball jackpot lottery goes nuclear once again

They’ve done it again. The giant Powerball lottery in the United States has once again risen to stratospheric proportions which has everyone storming the doors of neighbourhood variety stores to buy tickets. Even though increased ticket purchases diminishes the odds, who doesn’t want a chance to become a bazillionaire? Mega Millions rises to nearly $1 billion The jackpot prize for the Mega Millions lottery would…

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Bad news for the entire economy. My mall-crawling days could be over

Like everyone else, I’ve been postponing hair appointments. Apart from the time and money I’m saving, it just seems such a hassle to get myself dressed in street clothes, get in the car, mask up, sanitize and sit in the hairdressers for a couple of hours. My stylist is in Toronto’s Sherway Gardens which compounds the problem by requiring me to go into a mall….

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The Social Dilemma helps explain why our world has gone off the rails

Last night I finally got around to watching the documentary, The Social Dilemma on Netflix after hearing about it and reading about it in the media. It was so horrifying and so profound that I couldn’t sleep when I went to bed afterward. It is all about the media and its effect on our minds and everyday lives. One of the main participants, Tristan Harris…

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“Friends and Enemies” exposes how the other half lives, or Don’t cry for me, Barbara Amiel

You will need to allow plenty of time to read and absorb the contents of Barbara Amiel’s new memoir Friends and Enemies which was released earlier this month. Weighing in at a hefty 603 pages in the hardcover and 978 pages on my iPad mini, it requires a lot of time, and many glasses of wine or, in my case, cups of strong tea to get…

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