Monthly Archives: January 2009

Parental Alienation Syndrome

Barbara Kay has a strongly-worded column in Full Comment, the National Post‘s blog, on a recent family law decision awarding sole custody of three daughters to the father. The “persistent and overwhelming” campaign by the mother over the course of … Continue reading

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Transit Strike Over – Nagging Questions Remain

Fifty-one days after it began, a public transit strike in Ottawa has ended.  Or at least will end in all likelihood after City Council and union membership endorse an agreement worked out by management and labour yesterday after five hours … Continue reading

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Toxic Parent Brain

Over at The Committed Parent, Jeanne Denney discusses what she terms, ‘toxic parent brain’. It happens less than it used to, but still more than I wish. Often it happens so suddenly that it catches me by surprise and I … Continue reading

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John Updike, 1932-2009

Dog’s Death She must have been kicked unseen or brushed by a car. Too young to know much, she was beginning to learn To use the newspapers spread on the kitchen floor And to win, wetting there, the words, “Good … Continue reading

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5th Annual Rabbit Hole Day

January 27th is the birthday of Lewis Carrol, author of ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. Alice fell down a rabbit hole into a place where everything had changed and none of the rules could be counted on to apply anymore. I … Continue reading

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Happy Chinese New Year!

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Hon. Barack H. Obama, 44th President of the United States

“[...]when nothing but hope and virtue could survive… that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet [it].”

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Inauguration of Barack Obama

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

How auspicious that it falls on the eve of the Inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States! (H/T: Rev. Danny Fisher)

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Mind & Generosity

Tina Roth Eisenberg of Swiss Miss has pointed me towards two wonderful gifts.  The first is a video clip of a lecture by the psychiatrist and originator of logotherapy, Viktor Frankl, and the second is a quotation that the latter … Continue reading

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