“The first time I ever read the dictionary I thought it was a poem about everything.” – Steven Wright

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Contribute to the chaos. Don’t watch, and then complain.

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The World Junior Ice Hockey Championships are finished for another year. Finland took the gold. Canada, unfortunately, was ousted in the quarterfinal in overtime against the eventual winner. The navel gazing of a country ensued not long after, and so did the dark side of society. It’s imperative we all remember these are teenagers, they owe us nothing, and they need not be taken down by keyboard warriors. Winning at hockey is not a Canadian birthright.

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Best line of the night at Friday’s Hawks game came from Ottawa West Golden Knights winning goaltender Miguel Daoust. Tempers flared throughout the contest, and reached a boiling point at the game’s end with pushing and shoving from both sides. Daoust wielded the dagger (on and off the ice) when he shouted across the lobby, “it’s awfully f***ing warm here at the top of the standings,” as the lowly Hawks retired to the locker room.

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It’s all in the name. How about we rename typical leadership positions in industry with things like Supreme Leader instead of company president, Most Diligent Leader for a CAO position and a regular employee at any level would become a Humble Helper. Nothing like an appropriate adjective to help us see clearly how the people in these different positions see themselves.

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“Misinformation is currently predominantly a pathology of the right,” a statement from the Harvard Kennedy School and Northeastern University at a February 2017 conference. Unfortunately, this kind of political strategy has crossed the American/Canadian border and can be found incubating in the Canadian Conservative provincial and federal parties. To those honest and earnest Conservatives – you can make perfect political sense without employing misinformation.

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The book, They Said We Couldn’t Do It by Dianne Harkin, captures the power, determination and honest outrage of farm women everywhere. The book is a monument to what one can achieve when you have the courage to speak up about something that is so wrong.

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The highest number of illegal aliens in the U.S. enter via airports. Maybe rather than a wall, they should consider building a roof.

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Sometimes your jacket takes the places you’ve been along for the ride. Today my jacket reminds me that I spent Sunday afternoon in the barn.

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Of all things human beings are good at, we are especially proficient at making mucus. Ah, cold and flu season!

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Many of us have vivid memories of watching the German people uniting and tearing down the Berlin Wall that had divided a nation for decades on live television. Three decades later, we watched a U.S. president make his case to build a wall in the “land of the free.”