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Issue: 2015-12-10

Reflections on Harsh Times

Last Friday I returned from a run to find The Frenchman shovelling snow.  The end result is like an iced cake: smooth, precise and clean.It’s peculiar how one can go from being wrapped in one’s tiny world to having a sudden...

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Cooler Tips

These days the word “cooler” can mean a pre-mixed alcoholic beverage, but it’s also the name of an insulated box to keep your food and drinks cool.Coolers come in various shapes, sizes and prices. A really large one seems like a...

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Hypnosis is a serious business

The office is spacious, warm, comforting.An oh-so-welcoming leather sofa and recliner are along the far wall under a soft pool of light.One wall is painted a deep blue; another, a deep purple.“Those are my favourite colours,”...

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Tannenbaum

Historians agree that our modern Christmas tree tradition originated in the German Renaissance period (circa 1500). Martin Luther added candles as decoration. Prior to candles, Tannenbaum (or Christmas tree in English) were...

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Here I Am

I ran away from Toronto like a rabbit from a wolf. Moving to the country’s largest city from my smaller Ontario hometown had been like poking my head above ground and entering the wide and open field. It only took two years of...

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Seeds of Cuba

The Christmas season is upon us. For cigar lovers, this is a perfect excuseto indulge and order up a nice selections of stogies. For those who live in Whitehorse, there happens to be a store where you can get the best cigars...

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PIZZA!

I really like pizza. A lot. What I really dislike is paying for pizza. In fact, I have no idea why any (sober) person pays for pizza. It’s much cheaper and healthier to make yourself, and really doesn’t take much time...

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