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Just a small town girl, livin’ in a lonely world

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Grew up in a small town And when the rain would fall down I’d just stare out my window Dreaming of what could be And if I’d end up happy I would pray (I would pray) Trying hard to reach out But when I tried to speak out Felt like no one could hear me […]

The Megaphone of Fame

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I sell the things you need to be I’m the smiling face on your TV I’m the cult of personality I exploit you, still you love me I told you one and one make three I’m the cult of personality – Cult of Personality, by Living Colour (YouTube) So some of you may have noticed […]

Stories about us all that are fit to tell

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Don’t let your struggle become your identity – Author unknown Even though I usually like for the quotes and lyrics we post to be cited and know where they come from, I have to admit that sometimes I wonder whether we’d be better off as a tumblr, with lots of pics and videos and the […]

Barbarians at the gates and Learning different

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 It’s our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. – From Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J.K. Rowling First off, I’d like to thank all of you that have been patient with us over the past few weeks.  Following the version upgrade to our software, we […]

What’s different about the chat?

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Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. (The more things change, the more things stay the same.) – French adage (( If you’re brand new to the chat, you can read all about us on our About Us page before reading about “what’s new” if you’d like! )) You may have noticed there’s something […]

Method to the Madness, Part II

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 Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. – Sir Winston Churchill (Click here for Part I) So as promised, this time we’ll go over the other two bits of feedback that we hear more often than any other, along with some […]

Method to the Madness, Part I

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If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. – Tony Robbins A couple of weeks from now, our centre is going to hold its annual Volunteer Appreciation Night and generally the tradition here on the blog is to just spend one entry thanking them and gushing about them.  I’ll get […]

What the NHL thinks of being Takei

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NHL players have started standing up for their sometimes silent, sometimes excluded LGBTQ teammates in a movement called You Can Play. And since (being Canadian) we talk about all sorts of hockey-related stuff, thought an open letter to the NHL was due.