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The Will Smith and Chris Rock In All of Us

We’re damaged peopleDrawn togetherBy subtleties that we are not aware ofDisturbed soulsPlaying out foreverThese games that we once thought we would be scared of -Depeche Mode   We’re all damaged people.  Family and friends, neighbours and co-workers, lovers and strangers.  The damage is literally everywhere. We start off with our inherited imperfections at birth, and …

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Coffee with Dad

Three or four times per week, I’d get the call in the evening. “Let’s meet for coffee in the morning.” Dad was always flexible with time and location. These were his “fresh air inspector” days, when he left the house early each day, doing who knows what. Breakfast in the morning, lunch near whatever courthouse …

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Second Chances

“As you from crimes would pardon’d be, Let your indulgence set me free.” (Shakespeare) Consider the following scenarios: A person in their sixties flies with their elderly parent to the west coast to embark on an Alaskan cruise, but is denied entry because of a Possession of Marijuana conviction from the early 1980’s. They had pleaded guilty …

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