A question of manipulation

I mostly agree with the adage, “there are no stupid questions.” But as I wait for results from the ballots cast by Albertans during our recent elections, I feel there are manipulative questions. For those outside Alberta: you can either ignore this post or continue to be entertained by our situation. Here’s a quick recap …

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Keep my anger from becoming meanness

When it comes to anger, our relationship status is “it’s complicated.”  (To be fair, that’s been my relationship status for most of the last decade, but that’s a topic for another day and another blog. Probably an anonymous one.)  I’m one of those kids who grew up around some other peoples’ anger and outbursts, and …

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Make a statement…with your actions.

I’ve had an angry week. Some of the anger is directed at parts of day-to-day life that don’t matter much in the bigger picture. Some of the anger is resentment that’s resurfaced from situations I thought I’d already dealt with. And then there’s the outrage I’ve been feeling about bigger issues. Depending how you’re feeling these days, …

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For Sonia and Joseph

I once stayed a few months in a Tanzanian city called Mwanza. I’d spent most of a year trying to find ethical volunteer opportunities overseas. In the process, I’d learned that was a mostly-impossible task, at least for someone without relevant training/skills. That conclusion was one of the reasons I eventually pursued a master’s degree …

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