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Plain language-always fashionable

Outside of science fiction movies, I’ve yet to experience time stand still, or spool backwards. Yet in this, the year 2018, we have people whose speech and text constantly remind us of time’s inexorable direction. It is now fashionable to place the words “going forward” in every discussion involving the establishment. “Going forward, our initiative

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Thank You!

Thank You!

David Shepherd, the MLA for Edmonton Centre, recently lost his father. Offering my condolences, I told David that my memory of my dad’s death was that the world opened up and kindness flooded in. Colleagues, friends and even relative strangers took a moment to offer sympathy and encouraging words. You’ve been so kind to me

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A city councillor walks into a bar

Drinking was not the problem. It was the solution. Alcohol, for me, was a liberator from all manner of psychological constraints: Shyness, social awkwardness, poor self image, fear of failure. I drank to feel connected to others. I drank to feel a sense of belonging.  One recovering alcoholic described it this way:  I grew up

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