All of us need to open a new folder on our desktops called “AI”. Or “Eh-eye?” if we’re still not sure that artificial intelligence will overwhelm our…
What happened then?
It seems that Whites will become a minority of Americans by 2045. This demographic reality is fueling the Great Replacement Theory that’s behind rising…
How many existential crises can one world take?
Last year, global warming shifted from a distant thunder to a run-for-your-lives house fire. Alberta readers take note. This year, AI shifted from a…
Slightly-cynical singles seek later-life love.
When my wife Jean was doing family medicine, many of her patients were smart, accomplished, kind and financially-secure women over 50 who had given up…
Up Chuck and Di
That was a rude sign greeting Charles and Diana when they visited Vancouver to open Expo ‘86. I thought it was way over the line. But oh my, how the…
Saying you recommend rather than like something makes people 32 per cent more likely to take your suggestion. Using the word whom in online dating…
Wither the Weather?
A friend of mine who spent a year in Leavenworth said: “You can get used to anything.” But getting used to summer sunshine in March one day, followed by…
A PLAGUE OF INTIMACY
For years we’ve batted away the pleas of Nigerian widows, deposed kings and even Jamie Dimon to hand over our credit cards in return for certain…
A place to stand? Or a place we can’t stand?
My brother Jim built Ontario Place, so I have a familial interest in the fate of the theme park on Toronto’s shore whose future is being loudly fought…
The best April Fool’s prank I’ve fallen for took place in 1976 when my alarm, tuned to wake me to CBC Radio One, buzzed on the hour. The newscaster…
There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.
When Bill Gates and Tom Friedman write in the same week that AI is as revolutionary as the internet, it’s not time to pass by, but to ask why. Both…
“Stressed” spelled backwards is “desserts.”
I think they mean stressed spelled forwards has a straight-line relationship to desserts. During the pandemic, millions of us (that’s not an…
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