Jul
1
2017

"Canada 150 & Me "- A Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian

Posted by Paul Sullivan in Our Daily Lives

Today is the official 150th birthday of Canada. What does it mean to be a Canadian?

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Sep
19
2016

What Exactly is “Country” Music?

Posted by Paul Sullivan in Our Culture

A lover of country music, Paul Sullivan tries to find out what is happening to country music today. What he finds may surprise you.

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Aug
10
2016

World Rhino Day

Posted by Paul Sullivan in Our Daily Lives

"Last September, a zoo in the Czech Republic set fire to 60 kilograms of rhinoceros horn, a fitting overture to the seventh annual World Rhino Day, which followed in various rhino-aware locales around the world on September 22."

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Aug
3
2016

Givers and Takers

Posted by Paul Sullivan in Our Daily Lives

"Givers are defined by the fact that they will take care of other people with no expectation of reward. They do it precisely because they are selfless. . . . Takers are toxic. . . Most of us march somewhere in the middle."

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Jul
29
2016

Crossing the Line

Posted by Paul Sullivan in Our Daily Lives

In life there is always a llne and always someone crosses the line. In today's post, an avid hockey fan talks on such crossed line.

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Jul
24
2016

The Global Insufferability Index (GII)

Posted by Paul Sullivan in Our Daily Lives

While you may never have heard of the Global Insufferability Index (GII) - until now - the GII plays an important role in saving the planet.

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Jul
22
2016

A Dignified Couple

Posted by Paul Sullivan in Our Daily Lives

A visit to New York by Will and Kate prompted some musings on the role of the royals in today's world.

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Jul
17
2016

Opening a Lemonade Stand

Posted by Paul Sullivan in Our Daily Lives

Ever walked. biked or driven down a suburban street in the summer and seen a lemonade stand or two run by kids? Today's posting offers some valuable tips for anyone considering starting up such a Lemonade Stand.

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Jul
3
2016

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Posted by Paul Sullivan in Our Daily Lives

"Most people have heard about the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, but it seems to have escaped the notice of the people who run Instagram (the same people who run Facebook).

Especially this bit: Section 2, clause b: "Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms: Freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;"

Like, Instagram?"

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May
18
2016

RoboBrain

Posted by Paul Sullivan in Our Daily Lives

"There has been a significant development on the robutler front, so significant that we could bypass "fetching cold beverage on demand" and go straight to "I Robot, machine master of the planet".

Here's the story. A group of guys who look like refugees from IT on the 3rd floor, but who are crazy smart, are working on what they call "RoboBrain", which works on the principle of "cloud robotics"."

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