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Infectuous Disease – The Desire to Butt in

For some reason I cannot pin down, I find myself commenting, contributing to conversations, bringing up my knowledge on the topic, or asking a mind-opening question. Why in the world do I butt in when I am not required to - why is it now important for me to say what I think? I have… Continue reading Infectuous Disease – The Desire to Butt in

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Precious Births

Today, the third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, a son, was born. Also today, one of my favourite actors, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, welcomed his third bundle of sweetness, Tiana Gia Johnson. Two children who will be raised in families that do not lack financially, two husbands and wives who, by all… Continue reading Precious Births

Observation, People, Special

Update: How to Ask a Man for Flowers

As expected, I got nothing. Had he been a quick thinker, he could have emailed me an image of flowers (either of a one-flower and greens bouquet or a monster-size bouquet), gotten a smile or a laugh out of me and made my day brighter. That's fine. Getting something was not the purpose of the… Continue reading Update: How to Ask a Man for Flowers

Freedom, Musings, People

What Does It Take?

Calculated risks represents the only risks I take. Of course, there have been decisions taken that left me wondering whether or not I had any good sense left, but beside these occasions, I move when the risk is minimal. Different people have different levels of tolerance when it comes to risk. Some do not mind… Continue reading What Does It Take?

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Romanticism is not Dead

I attended a show given by a world-renown violinist (a prodigy, really) in a small theatre. Toward the end of the show, she surprised us all saying she had received a special request. It turned out the request was from a young man who wanted to propose a betrothal to his girlfriend. They were seated… Continue reading Romanticism is not Dead

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Rolling With The Punches

Resilience is like a muscle. The more you exert it, the stronger it gets. How do you develop your resilience muscle? You face hardship repeatedly and press on. You deal with the unpleasant news you get, you find any speck of positive stuff there is - even if you have to dig for it -… Continue reading Rolling With The Punches

Observation, People

Thanksgiving Day

Contrarily to our American friends, Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving in October, nearly a month and a half before they do. Thanksgiving Day ends up on the second Monday of October so, this year, it falls on October 9th. What happens? It is a statutory holiday so nobody works and those who do are paid double. Mostly, this… Continue reading Thanksgiving Day

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Meeting Important People

I spent the afternoon with a high-ranking government official this afternoon. Sometimes, these people's position inflates their ego. This one was very personable, very down to to Earth, and very friendly. Networking is neither my strong suit nor something essential to my life. I don’t live for these events... shall we say! However, meeting these… Continue reading Meeting Important People