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Winterizing

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Yesterday, I put my winter tires on my car. Today, fat snowflakes, a little bit of freezing rain, and a splat of mixed precipitation have me convinced that winter is right around the corner. That means it’s time to get prepared. I’m not saying that you need to hibernate like a bear, but it’s never… Read more »

Hold the Moral High Ground

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With the Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles tied at two in the seventh inning of Tuesday night’s wild-card game, Melvin Upton Jr. hit a routine fly ball to left field. Just as Orioles left-fielder Hyun Soo Kim was about to make the catch, a fan in the first level of left-field seats threw a half-full… Read more »

Strike!

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For many, Labour Day – the first Monday in September – signals the end of summer.  But what evolved into what we consider the gateway long weekend into fall began as a massive working class demonstration in the streets of Toronto. Canada was changing rapidly during the second half of the 19th century.  Immigration was… Read more »

National Dog Day

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Dogs are “man’s best friend” for a reason. They’re clever, unfailingly loyal, and have amazing personalities.  They race to greet you when you come home, and they are always sure to tell you that they missed you while you were gone (regardless if you were gone for 5 minutes or 5 hours).  National Dog Day… Read more »

Ready to Parade into Competition

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The 2016 Olympic Games are set to kick off this evening at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. When they do, one of antiquity’s greatest traditions will set in motion nearly three weeks of competitions ranging from swimming, to rowing and basketball, to archery and volleyball, to table tennis. It takes a lot to navigate the world’s… Read more »

Namaste

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I got into yoga when my life was a little bit upside down.  I started by practicing once a week and before long, that wasn’t nearly enough.  Just like that, I was spending at least an hour a day on my mat at least 6 days a week, and now yoga is a vital part… Read more »

Being Kind to You Wallet this Summer

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It seems like there are many more spontaneous opportunities to spend money in the warmer months, like stopping at that pricey coffee shop during a walk. Spontaneous splurges can also be the result of a less pleasant and completely unavoidable experience, like car troubles on your way to a camping trip. I’ll admit that I’m… Read more »

Five Lessons from our Four-Footed Friends

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Full disclosure: I am a dog person.  Many of us consider our canines to be our best friends or part of the family.  They are full of love and so easy to love. When I watch my pup live her life, I often find myself learning from her. I can teach her the fanciest tricks,… Read more »