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What 40 Years Struggling To Publish A Book Taught Me About Rejection

(1) Comments | Posted February 17, 2017 | 11:10 AM

Rejections ache, whether it's from a job opening, a college loan, or Donald Trump getting rebuffed by a million marching women.

Psychology Today says rejections can cause such emotional pain, taking acetaminophen (Tylenol) sometimes helps. Book rejections have their own trauma, and yet they're a chance for growth. In the...

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Get Out of the Office and Come to Your Senses

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2012 | 3:23 PM

Those of us who spend a lot of time on computers know their value, not only for fast production, but the buzz we get from the incredible visuals, immediacy of emails from around the globe, and satisfaction of finding long-lost friends through Facebook. This little box is as much of...

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Break Free from the Prison of Reality Like I Did

(2) Comments | Posted July 16, 2012 | 2:32 PM

Some days, don't you get weary of being yourself? Wouldn't you love to assume another identity, at least for a breather?

Recently, I changed my "outdoor" name to Hal after building the first thing in my life -- a homemade fort in my backyard where I can retreat to a...

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Why Should Nik Wallenda Have All the Fun?

(1) Comments | Posted June 18, 2012 | 6:04 PM

In these days of bucket lists and former U.S. President George Bush Sr. skydiving into his eighties, the sky seems the limit for retirees.

But this is ridiculous!

Grey beards Peter DeBernardi, 65, of Hamilton and Dave Munday, 75, of Cape Breton Island, say they may...

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From Fort Erie to Fort Dreary

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2012 | 1:27 PM

What could save a ghost town? More ghosts, perhaps.

The historic town of Fort Erie hopes that bicentennial celebrations this summer, honouring the soldiers of the War of 1812-14, who helped save Canada from an American invasion, will revitalize an area besieged in recent years by...

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