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Dick Wright
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Prolific writer, nostalgist, humanist.
Prolific writer, nostalgist, humanist.

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WHAT NEXT?...AN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE GOD
The world we live in today is completely different from what it was 20 or even 10 years ago. Advancements in technology have both improved and disrupted our lives. Take, for instance, how artificial intelligence has transformed the way we communicate and ge...

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LET'S PAY MORE THAN LIP SERVICE TO PLANET SUSTAINABILITY
F ires last month burned thousands of houses in California and British Columbia to the ground. Record hurricanes have devastated Houston and Florida. And global warming predicts more such “extreme weather events” in the years ahead. What can you and I do, i...

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HOW AUTHENTIC AM I? WELL, YOU BE THE JUDGE!
I worked on this piece several months ago when something (I honestly can't remember what) was bothering me.  I came across it in my draft file this morning and thought "what the heck".  On review, I have scored myself on an authentic scale of 1 to 10 and am...

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CMA: Advancing Quality of Life and Quality of Care for Seniors
O kay fellow seniors, here's a news report that you are not apt to read in tomorrow's local newspapers.  It is information very important to all of us. This afternoon (Oct. 26) the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) made a "seniors care" presentation to the...

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THERE IS FUTILITY IN "CAN'T WIN" RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL DEBATES: I n retrospect, I am absolutely convinced that I was a much happier person when I was not influenced by politics and religion. In fact, for the first naive third of my 79-plus years, I flatly...

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"GOING BACK" IS NOT ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA
I often find myself relating to the writings of Rev. Bob Johnston. as if he and I went to the same "old school".  The retired Saugeen Shores minister this week talked about his decision not to attend homecoming festivities on the campus of the University of...

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SAUGEEN SHORES WOMAN A CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT MENTOR
With this post I coninue to champion local citizens who generally fly under the radar in serving the community and country in which they live. T his week, Victoria Serda of Saugeen Shores will join former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore's non-profit Climate Rea...

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IT TAKES A COMMUNITY TO RAISE AN IMMIGRANT FAMILY
M any commendable humanitarian programs are carried out in small communities across Canada with little, or no, fanfare.  That's just the Canadian way! A case in point is Saugeen Shores where the second newcomer family arrived this past weekend. The two pare...

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COME TO FIND OUT, I HAVE BEEN A RELUCTANT EVOLUTIONARY
F or the purpose of a brief exercise, think about a time when you really wanted to change something, whether it was your lifestyle, your behavior, or to be just a bit more conscious about the world: what and where you buy, what you choose to eat, how you gi...

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THE (MIS)USE OF TERMINOLOGY IN POLITICAL RHETORIC
I believe in "democratic" government.  I am "conservative" by nature and "liberal" with my time, energy and limited resources. Apart from politics, I think that the majority of us share similar personal virtues and no single one of those philosophical quali...
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