Homebodies - Every minus is half of a plus

Rita Friesen
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“Every minus is half of a plus, waiting for a stroke of vertical awareness.” Alan Cohen (author of 14 popular inspirational books, contributing writer for ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’, columnist and seminar leader on spiritual awakening and visionary living.) There are days when I need this simple reminder, every minus is half a plus. Sometimes I need it for myself and sometimes I need to share it with others. Most of us take a set back seriously. That’s okay as long as it challenges us to think further, and not crumple in defeat.

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My perspective - Fact or fiction?

Kate Jackman - Atkinson
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In the past few months, I’ve had a couple of people send me news articles they’ve found online and ask me if I thought they were true. In each case, some investigation revealed that they were in fact completely fabricated. The whole phenomenon of “fake news” is recent and while slants and biases have probably existed since the first newspapers, today we find ourselves in uncharted waters. On the internet today, you don’t have to look hard to find “news” that is completely made up, but packaged to make readers believe that it is real.

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Right in the centre - How do you do all that?

Ken Waddell
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A number of people have asked “How do you do all that you do?” It’s a fair question as I am now 70 years old and involved in a number of activities. The “How do you do it all” question is a matter of perspective. Back in 1979, I, or more precisely, we, were a lot busier than we are are now. We means my wife and I and back in those days, it also involved our two, then pre-teen boys.

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Letters - Conservative math doesn’t add up

Submitted
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The recent budget has clarified that the carbon tax will be levied at $25 per tonne and that this will be charged on gas and diesel fuel at 5.3 cents per litre. These numbers are not compatible with each other. They do not compute.

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Out of Helen's kitchen - Bacon and Potato pie

Helen Drysdale 
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When travelling in Britain I got to try many different meat pies. They were all delightful. This recipe comes from a British cookbook. My bacon loving grandson helped make this one for his dad. His dad enjoyed it and I hope you do too.

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