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Here’s how we break the Trump and COVID-19 two-issue news cycle

Remember when we used to get news from around the world? About all kinds of different issues? Is there still a functioning world out there? I’m starved for news on Harry and Meghan (well, not really, but you know what I mean), or what is the latest scientific evidence on cancer-causing teas or breakfast cereal. What’s happening in Europe? Is Brigitte Macron still wearing her…

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COVID-19 pandemic reaffirms the lessons of our parents, if only we’d listened.

The baby boomer generation grew up in times of prosperity and economic growth. We often reflect on how different our childhood was from what young people are experiencing today in terms of materialism and lifestyle. Conversely, boomers had so many more advantages than our parents, most of whom grew up during The Depression and carried that experience with them throughout their lives. They instilled in…

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The solution to the problem with the Toronto Maple Leafs is so obvious

Even an ignorant non-sports enthusiast like me can see the solution to the problem with the Toronto Maple Leafs. They tanked, blew it, and generally lived up to their dismal reputation in the psuedo run-up to the Stanley Cup finals again this year. Ho-hum. Tim Horton, Johnny Bower, George Armstrong, and their teammates must be absolutely horrified as they look down from the big gondola…

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Pssst . . . wanna place a sure bet on NHL, NFL, NBA and major league baseball during the pandemic?

Three mornings a week I send my husband off to the golf course with a cheery, “Score lots of goals, honey”. That’s what good wives do. Lord knows I do try to be a good wife. That also gives you an idea of how much I know about sports. Practically zero. Well, I do understand hockey. What Canadian boomer kid can possibly grow up without…

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Mary L. Trump is clearly not a fan of her uncle, Donald Trump

When I first started reading Too Much and Never Enough, How My Family Created The World’s Most Dangerous Man by Mary L. Trump, niece of Donald Trump, I honestly was not sure I’d have the stomach to finish it—but I did, in less than two days. Watching the Donald Trump horror show and the collapse of the United States has not been a pleasant experience…

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