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The New Normal Report

Everyone is talking about the “new normal” of living through the COVID-19 pandemic. We know we are facing overwhelming situations and conditions. Millions of Canadians are out of work. People are living isolated from one another (well, at least for the most part). Schools are shut down. All of them! Thousands upon thousands of small businesses are close to the edge of ruin. Stock markets tanked. The Saudis and Russians thought now would be a good time to tank oil prices. The above is more than a brief and inadequate… Read more The New Normal Report

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My Purpose as a Writer

I believe life tastes better when you stir the pot. I write commentary and speak about big change and why it doesn’t happen and how it might. Transformation-talk is a dime a dozen, but actually becoming the butterfly — that’s quite another matter, isn’t it? Change happens whether we act or not. I prefer acting on the change we talk about. A friend once told me, “You seem to be disruptive on purpose.” Exactly. I believe we must break rules and stop stopping ourselves from launching new ideas. I believe we… Read more My Purpose as a Writer

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Affordable Housing is a solution not a problem

The City of Edmonton has launched a new website about the need for more affordable housing located across the city in order to ensure that all citizens have a safe and affordable place to live. When people have to spend too much of their income on housing, they are forced to let other things go. Often they have to reduce the quality and quantity of their food, for example. They may have to reside in run down housing operated by uncaring landlords, which can pose safety and health risks. Fear for one’s… Read more Affordable Housing is a solution not a problem

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