Monthly Archives: December 2018

HOW to Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Since its debut in 1944, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” has been a bittersweet favourite of the holiday season. In the movie, Meet Me in St. Louis, Judy Garland sang it to cheer up Maureen O’Brien before the family’s … Continue reading

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Why I Still Believe in Santa

We live in an age of disbelief.  In a season traditionally of reverence and celebration, in recent years some may have found under their Christmas trees, Richard Dawkins’ book,“The God Delusion” and Christopher Hitchens’ “God is Not Great (subtitled “How … Continue reading

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The Root Cause of the Problems of the World: A Limited Sense of Self

What might be the root cause of the great problems of the world: poverty, homelessness, crime, violence, war, racism, discrimination, hunger and global climate change? I contend that it is a case of mistaken identity: a false sense of self. … Continue reading

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Your Health Depends on Your Relationships

  What determines your health and happiness? We know that it is much more than timely access to a good healthcare system. In the 2009 report of the Senate Subcommittee on Public Health, only 25 per cent of the health … Continue reading

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