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Doing Good, Musician Dan Hill and Relationships

Ontario Place, in Toronto, was Ontario’s gift to Canada on the occasion of Canada’s 100th birthday back in 1967. It took several years to build, but when it was finished in the early 1970s, it was a marvel of engineering and a new space for the public to enjoy on Toronto’s Lake Ontario waterfront. Parked in the middle of Ontario …

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The Little Things, Creme Brulee and the Big Difference

She is the reason why I won’t eat crème brûlée today. I affectionately refer to her as “the witch,” and it’s a story that even my children know (though they still don’t know her name). I’m referring to a past significant other who treated me so poorly, it is remarkable I put up with it. Ah, youth. What we will …

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Dog Shows and Helping People Take Ownership of Their Own

It’s the second longest continuously held sporting even in the U.S., behind only the Kentucky Derby. It predates the invention of the light bulb, the automobile, basketball, the World Series, and it has seen the passage of 25 presidents. It was formed by a group of gentlemen in 1877 and named after their favourite bar in their favourite hotel to …

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Helping 3 Sisters Become Wives and Mothers

“Larry, you have to have a booth at a wedding show. It’s a natural for the cosmetic side of our practice.” Christy, my dental hygienist, was getting married in a few months and she had attended one of those bridal shows that brought everyone together: florists, dressmakers, wedding planners, caterers, hotels and other wedding locations, vacation people, makeup artists, photographers, …