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Joey Reid
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To Carrie on without her.
Imagine a young actress who has already become an icon in film. She is going to act in a movie that is guaranteed to become the biggest motion picture success of all time as the character that made her famous. Now imagine this description of a scene she wil...

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Why people are leaving the church: part one. What John Pavlovitz thinks.
A number of my friends shared a blog post last week, which I couldn't help but read. According to  this guy , the following are the reasons why people are leaving the church: 1) Your Sunday productions have worn thin. 2) You speak in a foreign tongue. 3) Yo...

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What I would like to hear Hillary say
My wife is very frustrated with me right now. I guess it's hard to blame her, because at a time when I should be packing and preparing for our 3000km road trip that starts this weekend, I am spending every night watching the Democratic National Convention; ...

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Tribute to Big Nanny
I had the honour of delivering a tribute to my grandmother at her funeral today. Here is the written text of my speech (minus ad-libs and the grown man blubbering): If you aren't up a sports fan,  I want to apologize, but I have to talk about the Toronto Bl...

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Why I am thinking of Paris
Pain can create beauty We've put a couple days between us and the terrible events in Paris now, and those past days the Facebook has been flooded with many dumbfounded reactions shared by my friends, family and myself. I am seeing patterns in these posts; t...

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To my friends in Saint John/Rothesay
As a politics nerd, I have been tracking #elxn42 very closely. I follow @308dotcom to get all the latest poll results; I read all the newspapers online, both news and opinion, to see what the media has to say about this and that. To this end, a couple of th...

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How not to pray, or: how to not pray.
As long as I can remember, prayer was a struggle for me. It was not something that I did at all before I was born again (Hallelujah!) at the age of fifteen. I have vague memories of being taught to pray "Now I lay me down to sleep..." as a young child, but ...

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Bully To You! (or "The Best Defence is a Good Offense")
I recently oversaw a lively discussion around my Facebook post on the subject of Caitlyn Jenner 's public coming out and new name. Only one person rejected my suggestion that Caitlyn's decision was brave, choosing to identify her deviation from "normal", an...

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Why I'm going to hell.
I recently bought a new-to-me motorcycle. Since Gina and I share motorcycles, we did some research and together decided on the model of motorcycle to buy. It ended up being a 2009 Honda CBR600RR . When we were trying to figure out what to buy, Gina kept ask...

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Diff'rent strokes
A couple of weeks ago, the worst thing that I could imagine happened. My Dad had a stroke. Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis?! If you know my Dad, you'll understand why I have to describe this with a superlative. My Dad has never been someone to sit still and ...
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