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Robert Sibley
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Attended Carleton University
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Some nice remarks on my new book. My thanks to the commentators.
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A story I loved doing ... My Christmas special, so to speak.
After the hot street, the church was cool and quiet. I dipped my fingers in the font and crossed myself with my right hand, surprised at the sudden touch of cold holy water on my forehead.
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A fun story, at least for me ...
Women are bitchy by nature. No, that’s not a sexist remark. That’s science. Or at least that’s what University of Ottawa psychologist Tracy Vaillancourt more or less concludes in her latest research on “intrasexual competition” among women.
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Trudeau on dope, Tories get high ..
The Prime Minister’s Office and a Conservative cabinet minister are accusing the Liberal leader of being more interested in making gateway drugs such as marijuana more easily available to children than in addressing Canadians’ economic concerns. “It seems Justin Trudeau’s focus is on legalizing marijuana, which will make it easier for children to access,” Stephen Lecce, the prime minister’s deputy director of communications, said Friday.
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My latest ...
My dating days are long lapsed (as my wife informs me) but I still remember the experiences of my younger years when it was de rigueur for the man to pick up the tab for drinks, dinner, taxi, whatever. Now, after 40 years of feminist re-education and, even assuming men still court women, I’ve come to understand this practice no longer applies, even in the earlier stages of courtship.
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My latest column ...
Artist Alex Colville came to Ottawa in 1989 to commemorate the work of his friend and fellow Nova Scotian, the philosopher George Grant, who had died a year
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One of those rare stories that's a real pleasure to write ...
It’s 5:30 p.m. and a cheerful chaos reigns. In the kitchen, supper is on the stove; bangers and mash today. Dad, a toddler strapped papoose-like to his back, watches pots on the stove. Mom, another child tied to her in similar fashion, co-ordinates salad and vegetables. The girls bounce around the kitchen, chopping, slicing, tossing and mixing. A toddler, thumbs tapping incomprehensively but confidently on an iPod, wanders through the maze of leg...
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Women are bitchy by nature. No, that’s not a sexist remark. That’s science. Or at least that’s what University of Ottawa psychologist Tracy Vaillancourt more or less concludes in her latest research on “intrasexual competition” among women.
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India Buxton Taylor’s life will leave a legacy of hope.
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Malala Yousafzai's dangerous idea.
It’s been said that the most dangerous thing in the world is an idea whose time has come. If that is true, Malala Yousafzai is the greatest danger to the Islamist cause. In October, a Taliban gunman shot the Pakistani girl point-blank in the head for campaigning on behalf of girls’ education. Late last week, after a near-miraculous recovery, Yousafzai addressed the United Nations in New York on her 16th birthday and told her attackers their tacti...
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  • Ottawa Citizen
    Senior Writer, 1986 - present
  • Whitehorse Star
    Reoorter, 1977 - 1978
  • Edmonton Journal
    Reporter, 1978 - 1986
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I am a senior writer and columnist with the Ottawa Citizen.
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I am a senior writer with the Ottawa Citizen, and hold an adjunct professorship at Carleton University. I have published three books, Northern Spirits, a study of Canadian political thought, and A Rumour of God, a collection of essays on "everyday mysticism," and "The Way of the Stars," an account of a pilgrimage trek on the Camino de Santiago. Another pilgrimage book, The Way of the 88 Temples, recounting my walk on the Japanese island of Shikoku will be published August, 2013.
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I have won several awards for my writing, including from the American Academy of Religion, the Religion Newswriters Association, the Canadian Association of Journalism, the North American Travel Journalists Association, and the Society of American Travel Writers.
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  • Carleton University
    PhD-Political Science, 1993 - 2003
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