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Den Boychuk
Lives in Ontario, Canada
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A free (for now) Kindle book on writing productively--"speed writing." Involves organizing and structuring in well-defined stages. Clearly written. I'll try the system.
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I like this technique of reviewing your life story--the sequence of experiences that lead to this moment. In this article, it's about whether a particular job you are applying for is a good fit for you. In general, it's a way to see if whatever you are doing is a good fit for you: your interests, passion, and life purpose.

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Fascinating 5-min trailer of a documentary in progress: "The Brainwashing Of My Dad."

"...I asked myself, 'Would it be possible for someone like my Dad to be deprogrammed?' As I continued my journey, I was about to find out."

“I was inspired to make this film after watching my father – a non-political Democrat – turn into a right-wing fanatic after a change in his car commute exposed him to reactionary shows on talk radio. The changes in his behavior drove me to research the changes in the media over the last 30 years – and the effect of those changes on the country was indisputable. ... My hope is that after seeing my film, people will question what the media tells them, and will insist on laws that would hold them accountable.”
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Misleading title, because the problem is more than just sugar. This article refers to starches and other refined carbohydrates as being as addictive and harmful as sugar. Good article.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/01/08/260781785/is-sugar-addiction-why-so-many-january-diets-fail
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"Ice Holes"--stories of Canadian ice fishers...in the biggest ice hut I've seen. "It takes a real ice hole to leave his family at Christmas to check conditions."
Ice Holes - the sound of the crack - episode 1
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I make it up to them - with fresh fish :)
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"... they were healthier during the year of no sugar than the previous three years. Her own energy levels were higher and steadier, and everyone's bowel movements were far more regular. ...

Over the ... year without it, they became much more sensitive to sweet flavors, and craved them less. ...

[T]here's a place for sugar, but it's gotten totally out of control. In our family, we eat it now in small amounts, for special occasions. That's what sugar is designed to be: small and special."

What a smart experiment.
Is banning sugar from your home to chronicle the effects on your family a gimmick veiled in a health halo? Actually, there's a lot to learn from a memoir of obsessive label-reading and weird baking.
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The low-fat diet was a mistake. The correction is working its way through.
There's new thinking about the effects of fat on our waistlines and our hearts. And consensus is building that saturated fat isn't the demon we were once told to fear, especially compared with carbs.
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A Canadian icehole falls off his 1982 snow machine, fishes in comfort, then checks back with his spouse. Real stories of the ice road!
#icefishing  
Icehole falls off snowmachine - EP3
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1982 was a good year for snomachines!
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Classic #snowblower  safety tips from Canada. #funny  
Snowblow like a Canadian
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"Sometimes the things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to believe in the most. That people are basically good; that honor, courage, and virtue mean everything; that power and money, money and power mean nothing; that good always triumphs over evil; and I want you to remember this, that love... true love never dies. You remember that, boy. You remember that. Doesn't matter if it's true or not. You see, a man should believe in those things, because those are the things worth believing in."
-- "Hub" in Secondhand Lions

"It is beautiful ... There is only one language, one law, one people; and there is no war, no hunger. The strong do not victimize the helpless."
-- from the movie "Starman"; Starman talking about his home planet
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