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F*#% You 2021

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F*#% You 2021

My apologies for the implied cursing but sometimes a swear word is all that really grasps the depth and feeling of the moment.  And for all you know I really was simply saying fart.  My mom's voice ringing in my head that fart is a bad word and not to say it causing me to imply that I was saying fart.  Anyone else legit raised that fart was a bad word?  Enough about farts, let's move on to 2021 and how it stinks like a fart.      We had a fantastic New Years Eve with homemade Chinese food, a murder...

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I Miss Strangers

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I Miss Strangers

That's a pretty creepy title if I do say so myself, but I will explain.  The world has drastically changed since last January when we first heard about Covid-19.  And the obvious reality is I miss my family and friends even though we in Atlantic Canada have been very fortunate to be able to interact with people in limited settings.  For awhile it almost seemed like things were returning to a semblance of normal, despite the masks and other new realities.  Now back in the Orange phase again here in Moncton we are limited even greater than before limited to...

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Ben's Health Update

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Ben's Health Update

I best start by saying...aaaahhhhhhh!!!!!  It has been one hell of a year that's for sure.  I should start by saying though that I don't believe for a moment we are in the apocalypse or anything like that.  History repeats itself and if you look at history the world has years like this quite often in the scope of human history.  In fact the last great global pandemic was during a world war, so we are doing ok comparatively. That doesn't mean that we are unaffected by the events of 2020.  In fact I think you would be hard pressed...

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COVID-19 Update

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COVID-19 Update

I think we should start with the encouraging news.  If you look at one of the hardest hit countries (Italy) a few days ago there was 17,660 cases and death toll of 1,266.  The population of Italy is 60.48 million people.  What that means is that in one of the worst hit countries only 0.029% of the population have gotten the disease.  To further ease your concern 0.0058% of the population of China is the amount who were sick with the disease.  Those killed in Canada each year in car crashes is 0.009% and most of us drive without even...

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My Apology to Women

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My Apology to Women

All kids embarrass their parents at one time or another with their unaware comments or actions that are not societally acceptable.  As a kid mine was definitely unacceptable.  If I saw an attractive woman, in public or not, I would say "Woo woo, hers purdy mom".  And no I did not have a southern accent but that's how I talked as a little kid.  I had an infatuation with women and I have no idea the degree of nature verses nurture but the behaviours were definitely nurtured to a large degree.  I didn't learn my cat calling toddler behaviour from my...

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