The Liberal convention: Everything now

Paul Wells: On every subject before the party at its national convention the debate is over. All that is left is agreement. And no choice among priorities is ever necessary. By Paul WellsApril 10, 2021 Trudeau participates in a news conference in Ottawa on March 12, 2021 (CP/Justin Tang) All happy families resemble one another, Leo [...]

Fitness is freedom

This is so right on the money! I endured a lack of fitness for some years but then gradually turned it around and now reap some of the benefits. It does take time and commitment but well worth it.

Robby Robin's Journey

Fitness is freedom.  I wonder how many of us have ever considered this sage bit of philosophizing.  I hadn’t.  As I whizzed down an aisle in our local supermarket a week or so ago, following the COVID arrows in the right direction in order to get to my intended target of the far end of the next aisle, I happened to glance over at the magazine section in passing and was stopped by this splash on one of the covers.

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It caught my eye despite my focus on getting to my next item.  As a senior, I can’t tell you how strongly this phrase resonated with me.  We learn to accept increasing numbers of physical limitations, and we try to focus on the things we can do rather than the things we can no longer do.  BUT, and this is an important “but”, being (relatively) fit really does allow you…

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The mind body connection (part I)

Thanks for your thoughts on this.

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This phrase is so common in the world of fitness and sports, when one is asked to establish the mind body connection to activate muscles or to fire the brain into activating some muscles in a specific exercise. Anyone who works out is familiar to this idea. However, the mind body connection or relationship is not new in philosophy; it is actually a very old dilemma that is found also in religions. Therefore what is the mind and what is the body? Is the mind inside the body or vice-versa? Are we made of both or are these two the same dimension? In this dialectic dissertation, two potential answers are found: dualism and monism. For the depth and complexity of this subject, the study will be developed through multiple posts.

Definitions and etymologies:

Before digging into dualism and monism, the everlasting starting point of any analysis must…

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Map Monday: the future of the Arctic with global warming and economic “opportunity”

The thoughts of the US, China & Russia squabbling over the borders on our Northern coasts is truly terrifying. Even more terrifying will be the coming consequences of warming. And if we doubt this just take a look at the weather in Labrador this winter, absolutely stunning! I am truly worried for my grandkids future.

Robby Robin's Journey

As most of you know, the Northwest Passage has been in the sights of explorers and traders for literally centuries.  The dream has always been to find a shorter route from Europe to Asia than going all the way around Africa or all the way around South America.  Even today, with the Suez Canal (ouch) and the Panama Canal cutting off thousands of miles, being able to take cargo ships and freighters between Asian and European markets over a northern route would save considerable time and money if only it were a real possibility.

Thanks to man-made climate change, the loss of permanent sea ice is having a devastating impact on the people and animals that have lived in the Arctic for millennia.  Absolutely devastating. But, those same people whose zest for commercial enterprises helped bring us global warming are increasingly seeing that the dream of a  navigable Northwest Passage…

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