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Political correctness has made me afraid to ask a simple question

In Serra Hamilton’s First Person essay in The Globe and Mail, Working With The Public Is No Picnic, Hamilton claims to love her job as a Guest Experience Leader at McDonald’s but she balks at people assuming her Asian features put into question whether she belongs in this country. I now question one of my favourite activities. Is it now politically incorrect to ask someone…

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Join me to see what Paris is like in June

I’m taking a couple of weeks off from BoomerBroadcast but it’s for a good cause. I’m attending a women’s writers’ retreat in Paris—yes, the one in France, not southern Ontario. We’re staying at a boutique hotel in the Marais district and doing daily excursions to writers’ haunts to practise and hopefully improve our skills. While I’m away, I’ll be posting a few pictures on Facebook…

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Where is Bill Davis when we really need him?

Remember the good old days when a few of our politicians actually elicited a modicum of respect from their constituents? I suspect even the Liberals admired the fairness, integrity, and honest sense of public service demonstrated by such politicians as former Premier of Ontario, Bill Davis back in the sixties. As Minister of Education under Premier John Robarts, Davis created Ontario’s community college system and TV…

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Social media’s mandate has gone from bad to worse. We should all be afraid, very, very afraid!

In view of billionaire Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter this week, I thought I’d republish a piece I posted in October 2021 concerning the ethics and influence of social media platforms. I’m very concerned that a private individual with dubious objectives is controlling the minds of so many human beings who may not be aware of its insidious influence. I’m hoping my concerns prove wrong…

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Two years of COVID has aged me ten years, but I’m moving on

When I launched BoomerBroadcast in 2013, I posted three times a week—Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. My life in the beginning and for the first few years was eventful and I had plenty of observations and opinions on a wide range of topics to share with readers. For the past two years, however, since the start of the pandemic, I’ve stopped eating out in restaurants, stopped…

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