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Comment: Time to include girls on International Women’s Day

Comment: Time to include girls on International Women’s Day

It’s International Women’s Day, and many commentators take this opportunity to look back on the history of women to gauge how far we have come over the years.
Parallel neighbourhoods

Parallel neighbourhoods

Our street isn't that great for dog walking. When we moved into our house 25 years ago, the traffic wasn't bad. Now, our corner is like like a loop on the Daytona 500.
Comment: Deer cull part of creating a healthy food system

Comment: Deer cull part of creating a healthy food system

The current discussion on deer populations has raised questions about how organic farmers deal with this problem. Certified organic means living in balance with nature.
Let's get physical, physical...I wanna get physical...

Let's get physical, physical...I wanna get physical...

If the thought of bouncing around in an aerobics class conjures up 80s images of Olivia Newton-John singing PHYSICAL, spandex leggings, braided sweatbands, high ponytails, and blue eyeliner, then we're on the same wavelength.
Lost in translation - art to words

Lost in translation - art to words

I have had a few lessons in humility and surrender; one recent lesson was stimulated by writing for this Spiritually Speaking blog.
Weigh-In Wednesday #7

Weigh-In Wednesday #7

Lucky number Se7en. Obviously my black cat, Cobweb, who crosses my path all the time, the spider I squished on the kitchen floor on Thursday, and the ladder I walked under on purpose had no effect on WIW this week...
Janet Bagnall: Still not much political progress for women

Janet Bagnall: Still not much political progress for women

International Women’s Day, March 8, has evolved over the years to become a kind of annual checkup to see how close women are getting to equality.
Les Leyne: Deputy ministers follow email trail

Les Leyne: Deputy ministers follow email trail

When the deputy ministers file their report on the ethnic-outreach scandal, it will be interesting to see which version of the smoking gun they relied on.
Comment: Putting our faith in biodiversity to the test

Comment: Putting our faith in biodiversity to the test

The idea that a balanced and diverse investment portfolio is important to preserve capital investments, promote growth and protect against financial ruin in a volatile economy has long been promoted as the best strategy towards financial health.
Mirror, mirror on the wall...

Mirror, mirror on the wall...

...who's the fairest of them all? While I am almost positive that I look like a complete idiot when I'm working out (is that the reason my ninja sometimes smiles and won't tell me why...