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Why I May Still Be Canadian

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added on 14/05/2011 by: hebcanuk
An irreverent look at all things Canadian and Israeli by a Canadian expat who somehow ended up in self-exile somewhere in the empty expanse of the Negev desert.
 tags: Canada, desert, identity, Israel, reflections
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Can beautiful people really feel the Blues?  Posted on 01/31/2015
I first saw the movie, Bagdad Café, long before coming to live in the desert, but even then its haunting sound teased me with dark promises as to where a desert road might lead. When I first listened to the Blues, I felt very much...
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How much is a Canadian flag worth?  Posted on 01/24/2015
The first time I saw Andy, he was being pelted by stones by the neighborhood kids in Belgium. He looked quite discheveled and forlorn at the time, to say the least. We swooped down to prevent any further attack. Seeing that we had formed a...
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Judge Me Not ... well, maybe just a little  Posted on 11/21/2014
"You are a cold, mean, self-centred, unforgiving ..." she stopped to catch her breath. I thought it best to remain silent. "You told me not to hold back," she said."Right. Knock yourself out.""And...
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Wannabe  Posted on 11/04/2014
"So, you want to be a writer?""Well, yes."She marked down wannabe. "Actually, I already published a book through eBook Publishers," I assured her."eBook Publishers?""Yes, they just publish...
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When the wheels begin to grind  Posted on 09/12/2014
These are not words of confession, but rather an explanation. For most of you, this will be a journey into the complete unknown. For others, who have managed to look under the surface, much of this will not be too surprising, although...
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When is a Lloyd, not a Lloyd  Posted on 06/01/2014
I carried the name Lloyd on my long, solitary journey to the Holy Land, so many decades ago, only to discover that I was probably the only Lloyd in the whole State of Israel. Was this a new dynasty I was about to create, or would the Lloyd...
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The Mystery Behind the Mask  Posted on 04/13/2014
People seem to love to have a reason to wear a costume. A few weeks ago, our High School for Environmental Studies held its annual Purim parade. Students dressed up in costumes and built floats out of recycled material. Thousands of people...
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The art of not turning 60.  Posted on 02/22/2014
I'm not here to talk about turning 60. I know that many of you expect me to write a blog on this subject, since I came face to face with the BIG 6 0 this month. But no, it is not a matter on which I desire to dwell. "Leave it...
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When I find myself fading  Posted on 01/11/2014
"When I find myself fading, I close my eyes and realize my friends are my energy." ~ anonymousI have many things to complain about, but I also have many more to be thankful for. I have been blessed with true friends. Friends who...
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Frozen wonderland without borders  Posted on 01/05/2014
"Do you have any ice salt?" I asked the woman at the Canadian Tire store."No, all out.""When will you have more?""Don't know. Going to take some time. The truck is coming direct from Montreal,...
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