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UBC Campus

A Farewell Note from Jack by Jack Toronto

On September 7 I took my first class of Philosophy 220A, Symbolic Logic, at UBC. I’ve wanted to take such a course since the spring of 1964 and I suspect I’m the only kid on the block to have nursed a symbolic logic dream for that length of time.

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Hey, Connect!

Hey, Connect!

Why is it hard to connect? We each wear a mask to present ourselves to others as we want to be perceived. People connect only when the masks come off.

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Pensioners Beware

Pensioners Beware By Jack Toronto

There are two main courses of action for seniors looking to protect their financial interests: political action to change pension amounts and regulations and careful planning to ensure that full benefit is gained from the pension and tax regulations as they exist.

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Vancouver Canucks Fan

Riotous Thoughts By Jack Toronto

my psychiatrist and learned that in people susceptible to depression intense feelings of suspense, anxiety and fear of loss can trigger associations with past experiences of deep depression. I had not lost my sense of perspective on a sporting event, my brain was taking me back to a very dark time.

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Temporary Foreign Workers Vulnerable to Abuse

Temporary Foreign Workers Vulnerable to Abuse

East Vancouver couple accused of domestic slavery, people smuggling. Filipino woman forced to work around the clock, police say” An East Vancouver couple is being accused of forcing a woman into domestic slavery after police found a Filipino woman living illegally in the couple’s home.

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Candus Churchill Shines the Light

Candus Churchill Shines the Light

Singing or acting, Vancouver’s Candus Churchill’s got soul. It don’t mean a thing if it doesn’t swing from deep inside up and out to embrace audience and performer in the creative instant

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Who is Black ?

Who Is Black?

Lacking a secure and positive sense of personal worth we try to elevate ourselves by putting other people down even to the point of regarding them as subhuman. We cannot love the other unless we love ourselves

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Remarkable Rose Landers with her granddaughter, Marion

Portrait of a Coloured Past

What a story. What a life. It’s been filled with hardship, hard work, triumph and tragedy. Rose’s character sums it up at the conclusion of the prologue to “Lost Lesotho Princess.”

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AGING : Know About Getting Older.

Aging By Jack Toronto

If I am powerless then I can just do the best I can without anxiety over results. Imagine no anxiety! I can be free to live in ways that let me blossom into the best person I can be while helping others to grow as well.

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Roots

Roots by Jack Toronto

My great great great grandparents left Devon, England, for Troy, Ontario in 1823. Headstones for their parents are in the churchyard in Parkham,

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