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GoDaddy makes Super Bowl-sized error

When I heard about the premise of the Super Bowl 2015 ad being aired by GoDaddy I was so horrified I was apoplectic. So I checked it out for myself. Apparently I wasn’t the only person who was shocked and disgusted and as a result of the public outcry they have pulled the ad. GoDaddy is a tool for building websites and they were hoping…

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Hints from Heloise live on

Reading Hints from Heloise in this morning’s paper reminded me that the passing of depression-era members of our population does not mean the end of our appetite for how to do things better, cheaper or more efficiently. While Martha Stewart has her own special arsenal of how-to tips, they’ll never be as folksy and down-to-earth as those carried on by Heloise’s daughter in her syndicated…

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Message received . . . and published

An article by Emma Teitel in the December 22, 2014 issue of Maclean’s magazine about smoking in outdoor patios got my back up so I wrote a letter to the editor stating my case. And, they must have thought my comments were worthy of sharing as they published excerpts in their January 15, 2015 issue. In fact, they even took one of my comments as…

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Don’t miss The Imitation Game

Alan Turing‘s story is a reminder of the importance of tolerance. After watching Benedict Cumberbatch portray Turing in The Imitation Game I couldn’t help thinking about the losses our world has suffered because of bigotry, intolerance and lack of empathy. Turing was, without overstating the fact, the inventor of what we know today as the computer. A brilliant mathematician, cryptanalyst and logician, Turing joined the…

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Blowing off Boomers

Emma Teitel is regular columnist in Maclean’s Magazine who represents the voice of Canadian millennials, in case the rest of us don’t hear their whining. Her contribution to the December 22, 2014 issue entitled “Boomers: Do as I say, not as I did” had smoke coming out of my ears. Teitel condemns the new Ontario law that bans smoking on restaurant and bar patios and…

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It’s time for a change in attitude

Sheila Copps, Oprah Winfrey, Rufus Wainwright, Fran Drescher, Terri Hatcher and Meredith Viera are just some of the names of high-profile individuals who have admitted to being victims of sexual abuse or rape. Add to them to the list of victims speaking out against Bill Cosby and Jian Ghomeshi who are only two of the high-profile names of perpetrators. Sexual abuse of both genders has…

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