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KUCHARUK: damned if you do, the same if you don't

KUCHARUK: damned if you do, the same if you don't

When the post appeared on my Facebook stream, I was shocked. An acquaintance had not only been diagnosed with breast cancer, but she had been advised that it was aggressive and had already metastasized.
KUCHARUK: and now, on bossbabes

KUCHARUK: and now, on bossbabes

Scrolling through LinkedIn over the weekend, I came to a post about the use of terms like ‘Bossbabe’, ‘Mompreneur’ and “She EO” as a description of business owners who are female.
Pinching the law, sliding the alternative

Pinching the law, sliding the alternative

Some years ago an MLA came to my door before an election soliciting votes. I asked what he thought of the 10 Commandments. He felt they were no longer applicable.
KHALIQ: If not now, then when?

KHALIQ: If not now, then when?

The younger you are, the more failure you expect. And less care you do of what people will think. In fact, the best thing is you are attempting to learn those things that you have not learned or accomplished before.
NICHOLS: happiness is (maybe not) or Feudalism 2.0

NICHOLS: happiness is (maybe not) or Feudalism 2.0

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is made up of people that I don’t know, that I have no chance of ever knowing, and, I am quite sure, they like it that way. They are the elite and powerful.
KUCHARUK: step by step, day by day

KUCHARUK: step by step, day by day

I wonder if Fitbit or Apple Watch could add a step count category titled, “additional steps incurred after getting all the way to the front door of store before realizing that you forgot your mask”.
The journey and the friend

The journey and the friend

Life is an amazing journey, and perhaps one of the greatest highlights are the ones who make the journey with us. There are those who are with you from the beginning, like parents and siblings, perhaps followed by your spouse and children.
KHALIQ: are women afraid of themselves?

KHALIQ: are women afraid of themselves?

Women make almost 50 percent of the world population, according to the World Bank. When people compliment some women, their immediate reaction is to put themselves down rather than just to accept a compliment with a big bright smile.
KUCHARUK: antics at the community nurse office

KUCHARUK: antics at the community nurse office

I kicked her hard enough to tilt the heavily starched white cap pinned to her hair, leapt off the paper covered table and ran down the road towards the school.
KUCHARUK: on the impending death of the hand towel

KUCHARUK: on the impending death of the hand towel

Nah, I do not want to talk about world events – too depressing.