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A Tickle in the Funny Bone

My first ebook, A Tickle in the Funny Bone, is a dozen of my humorous columns including all the April Fool’s ones and the hilarious responses. Readers’ comments: I had a good laugh at this one - still wiping away the tears! I like your sense of humour! I laughed all the way through. I...

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Monthly Archives: May 2017

That Dumb Computer in Our Head

That Dumb Computer! It happens to me almost every day. I’m working on my computer, tapping away at the keys, and clicking with my mouse, when suddenly, “Whoa! That’s NOT what I wanted!” Sometimes a line I want in bold print ends up in italics; at other times a whole page of writing disappears. Why don’t computers do what we want them to do instead of doing what we tell them to do? It’s because all computers are dumb. They …

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In Search of Beauty

Canela flutists making beautiful music on the village central hub.

Canela People and Beauty They looked neat and tidy. We noticed it when we moved into the village to live with the Canela people of Brazil. Their appearance was clean and sharp and it wasn’t their clothes—they wore hardly any. Their faces, hair and bodies were striking, even beautiful. We had been in contact with other indigenous people groups who, in comparison to the Canelas, were unkempt, messy and scruffy looking. One of the principal reasons the Canelas look so …

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Mother’s Day and Gender Equality: Some Thoughts

My Mother and I, seventy-nine years ago.

This weekend, the second Sunday of May, billions of people around the world will be celebrating Mothers’ Day—not just in most European countries and North America—where the idea started about a century ago—but in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, India, China, Japan and the Philippines. This focus to honour our mothers made me think of the status of women in the world, especially when we learn of cultures that put women down, even to the point of denying them basic …

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l’m Sick.

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“I’m sick.” Never thought I’d have to write those words to explain why I didn’t write a blog post, or failed to keep a speaking engagement. I guess there is a first time for everything. Today I had to forego a speaking engagement at the annual conference of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities. The first time in living memory that I have had to cancel any speaking engagement, anywhere, because of sickness. This is the second week in a …

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