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Daddy Daydreamer

Failing as a teacher was one of my greatest life lessons

In dealing with depression, I have become a better, stronger person

Chalk and eraser

Teaching and parenting are very similar. Both involve educating children, and both require great patience. My first foray into teaching wasn’t successful, but it helped me become a stronger person and prepared me for eventual parenthood.

In May, 2000, I earned my teaching degree from the University of Ottawa. I white-knuckled . . .

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June 09, 2016

A motorist's racist comment got me thinking

Veiled remarks allow bigots to discount their prejudiced behaviour

Stop sign

We sauntered along the sidewalk, mature trees overhanging narrow street, morning air already muggy. Aunty stopped briefly to chat with a friend. Built close to the road, their old Victorian homes foster interaction between neighbours.

“I'll meet you at the coffee shop,” she said.

“Sure,” I cheerfully replied. My wife and I slowly ferried . . .

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January 21, 2016

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