Author Archives: andersoninedmonton

10 Ways to Happiness in 10 Minutes

Happiness is a journey, not a destination. Or so they tell me. For me, it’s a bumpy journey I’ve been on in earnest the last couple years. Recognizing that something (joy) was missing from my life as I got bogged … Continue reading

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How and Why I Remember Canada’s Fallen Soldiers

It’s been a long time since I sat down to put my thoughts to internet paper. With a full-time editing job and freelancing writing on the side on evenings and weekends, it can sometimes be a challenge for me to … Continue reading

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My Memorable Moments of 2013

Another year is over. The speed with which 2013 moved was astonishing. When I was young, my mother used to warn me about how fast time would fly when I got older. I didn’t believe her then, but I do … Continue reading

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A Canadian in the Middle East on 9/11: A Different Perspective

9/11. Unless you live in a cave—and perhaps even if you do—you remember exactly where you were when you first heard what happened on that world-altering day. You probably also remember the following days and weeks in stark, vivid detail. … Continue reading

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Ugly Spring is Here. When Will Pretty Spring Show Up?

When most people hear the word “spring,” they think about warm sun, birds chirping, sprouting buds on the trees, flowers breaking ground and beginning to bloom. In my part of Canada—Edmonton—those joyous things come, in what I call “pretty spring.” … Continue reading

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Sleep Cravings from Daylight Savings

In many locations tonight, including here in Edmonton, we will shift to Daylight Savings Time (DST) with the traditional “spring forward” change of the clock. The theory behind DST, of course, is that adding an extra hour of sunlight to … Continue reading

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Do you love or loathe Valentine’s Day? Part 2

Last year, I took a course in rhetoric. One of our assignments was to write two arguments about one topic, an invective (against) and an encomium (for). My topic was Valentine’s Day. Yesterday I posted the first argument. Here is … Continue reading

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