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The Vipassana Blog: Intention

June 8, 2014
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Once you decide to do something, the intention creates its own  energy. This energy helps you overcome the obstacles that will always arise when you start something. My wife Anila and I experienced this power as soon as we decided to sign up for the Vipassana course. The course is over two months away, but…

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The Vipassana Blog:Preparation

June 6, 2014
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This is a live blog about my inner journey towards Vipassana, written primarily to help others who are drawn towards this path. I will try to be as accurate as possible, to offer maximum guidance to others. My wife Anila and I took the plunge…

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Re – vitalizing Public Sector Unions

February 12, 2014
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Public sector unions face major challenges with the passage of Bill C -4,and the relentless attacks on the public service by the present governement. While the new legislation is a major problem, an even bigger problem is the “divide -and- rule” strategy that the governement…

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Climate Change: Myth or Reality?

January 5, 2014
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For a long time, I was a firm believer in man-made climate change. I even wrote a few articles about it, but lately  I an having some serious doubts. The evidence just doesn’t seem to be there to support the theory of man-made global warming…

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Neighbourhood Watch

December 2, 2013
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We have a neighbour who is somewhat mentally disturbed, armed and possibly dangerous. I am not talking about my next door neighbour, who is pretty good. I am talking about our neighbour south of the border, the United States of America.   Why do I…

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A Day Trip To The US

December 1, 2013
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We reached Ogdensburg, the nearest border crossing from Ottawa, bright and early in the morning. There were no line-ups; in fact there were no other cars at the border crossing. I said to my wife “We seem to be in luck today.” Words spoken too…

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