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Mike DeHaan
Works at Self employed writer as DeHaan Services
Attended University of Waterloo
Lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Squeaked this article just under the wire for Earth Hour. I included a bit of a rant about candles in Earth Hour: appropriate or not?
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"How to Divide the Indivisible" would be such a great paradox. However, I wrote this article with very practical applications for inheritance and divorce.
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Amazing what you can learn from the news, and what they don't tell us. Do you find Groundhog Day fun or overdone?
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I think it is great fun, but I don't celebrate anymore. I just watch it on the news.
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Writing Thread: This past week I saw the first ad for an activity for Family Day 2014 in Canada, and figured I'd better get busy.
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Writing thread: Do you need to make lemonade from life's lemons? Since I had a bad week without running, I wrote an article about it. (And a cute cat should make it a winner!)
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I admire you. Your worst week running beats my best. I don't run unless something is chasing me.
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One blog topic I sometimes choose: a public service announcement (timely in at least in a couple of countries).
http://dehaanservices.ca/?p=3608
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I hate DST. It always makes me tired for weeks.
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I'd already covered the Canadian dates for Family Day, but hadn't brought the focus back to Toronto. And frugal. ("I like my blog like I like my recreational activities...local & frugal").
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My editor pointed out the CNN article with the background and asked whether we could spot any trends.
Yup!
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+Vincent E. Summers Every generation has said they are living in the "the last days." There are always signs. I think we are living in desperate times, no doubt, but I put all these shootings squarely on Reagan and Bush 1's head. They are the ones who threw all the mentally ill out in the streets and refused to care for them. I've had an emotionally unstable child with no insurance and little money. I can tell you first hand, most parents like me try very hard to get help for these kids, but it isn't there. It just isn't there. Then they go shoot up a school and people want to ban guns. The answer is better mental health care, not fewer guns.
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My writing thread includes this barely in time article in my ongoing series on annual events in Toronto (and the Greater Toronto Area). Does your city have "levées"?
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Well, beating a 4-minute mile for 5 miles. Hmm, 5 miles = 8 Km X 3 = 24 minutes for world-class elite marathon runners (the pace for 42.2 Km, or 26.2 miles). Yes...SIGN HIM UP!
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Writing thread: Here's my answer to a reader's question about safety under different circumstances.
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As noted above, Mike writes, coaches, and works in quality assurance for I.T. projects
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  • Self employed writer as DeHaan Services
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Introduction
Mike, the sole proprietor of DeHaan Services, writes copy for clients world-wide; and writes articles for online magazines such as Decoded Science, Environmental Graffiti and Suite 101.

His own blog and article sites include the DeHaan Blog of Writing and DeHaan Fitness and Weight Control.
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Mike has run more than a dozen marathons and therefore volunteers at his local Running Room to help with clinics. Mike also volunteers with his church. Mike is happily married with three grown offspring who have flown from the nest.
Education
  • University of Waterloo
    Mathematics, 1972 - 1976
  • Tecumseh Secondary School, Chatham, Ont.
    1972
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