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By: The Perfect Connections  09-12-2011

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Glenys  Babcock first became involved with the
peace movement more than 25 years ago in the early 1980s.
After her first year as a physics major at Queen’s University, Glenys took time off school to spend three months in Calcutta as a volunteer for Mother Teresa’s charity.
It was an extraordinary and powerful [..]

A few months ago a colleague and I met with a man who is a conspiracy theorist and survivalist.  I won’t get into his theories on global conspiracy, but I will say that we spent over an hour listening to tips on having land up north, stocking food, buying firearms and hard currency and collecting [..]

Two of the greatest pleasures in life are fine dark chocolate and Champagne. Separately, they are heavenly, but together they are sublime.
There is a difference between run-of-the-mill chocolate and fine chocolate. Whether it’s a thin, pure dark chocolate medallion or a ganache-filled truffle or bon bon; when high quality dark chocolate melts in the [..]

Over the course of the last few months I have noticed that we live in a society of monologues.  I sat down to watch Grey’s Anatomy with my daughter , and it struck me that the show was just one more example of what I seem to see everywhere.  All of the characters on [..]

We’ve all been there before.  We’re in the middle of pouring our hearts out, or presenting an idea that represents weeks of thought, only to look up and … what??!  Our audience, who we thought would be listening raptly, is surreptitiously checking out their PDA.
Let’s face it, we are a culture of bad listeners getting [..]

These are stressful times. With the frantic pace of our day-to-day life, for most people, stress is the order of the day rather than a rare experience. Most of us are aware of the experience of stress because it is unpleasant and motivates us to get rid of it. While a certain amount of [..]

In my relentless pursuit of teaching my teenage daughter about philanthropy, we volunteered at the Camp Cucumber Christmas dinner last December.
She played games with the children, built gingerbread houses and helped paint faces, while I helped organize and prepare serving dishes for the gourmet Christmas dinner that was going to be served.
In October 1991 Diane [..]

If you thought that you knew what someone who slept 2 hours a night and worked out 6 times a day looked like, you would not imagine that you were looking at Roland Semprie!
Semprie must have been a driven kid, because as an adult he makes you feel as if you are in the presence [..]

Fact # 1
– As each bird flaps its wings, it creates uplift for the bird following. By flying in a “V” formation, the whole flock adds 71 percent greater flying range than if one bird flew alone.

Lesson Learned
– People who share a common direction and sense of community can get  where they are [..]

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