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“The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed.” – Charlotte Bronte

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“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”

― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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“I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go into the library and read a good book.” -Groucho Marx

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“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
― Jane Austen

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An Interlude for a Poem: A Gift for Introverts, Misanthropes and Other People Who Don’t Want to Work the Room

Because Corporate Canada needs more poetry…

I wrote a Strategy Session on networking for introverts for Alberta Venture this month. You might have seen it… I know it struck a chord, because so many of you have sent me “Thank you for validating me!” notes. 210 more words

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A plea: What Alberta needs in crisis is a strong opposition

I rarely write about politics, because I am too cynical. What has happened in Alberta over the last few weeks, however, has tested even my cynicism. 425 more words

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Amazing Calgarians: An Afternoon with Amy Dryer

I meet Calgary artist Amy Dryer at a loading dock in a back alley. There are two giant garbage dumpsters between us, and an army of grey porta-potties, protected by a grey chain-link fence to the right. 1,487 more words

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