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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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Tradition  Posted on 04/23/2015
How many of you are humming the tune from Fiddler on the Roof right now? Tradition. But I am not talking about tradition that reaches back through the ages to our ancestors. But rather small traditions that bring us closer to people...
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Curiouser and curiouser  Posted on 03/13/2015
I think I have become somewhat of a curiosity to my children. Perhaps this is a part of losing relevance as we grow old. Or perhaps it is also linked to circumstance. A close childhood friend of mine - same age as me - started having...
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Looking the devil in the eye - An Ode to Adva  Posted on 02/27/2015
I am not easily impressed. Perhaps this is a part of growing old and grumpy. And I must admit that after being married for 37+ years, I take many things for granted. But there are times when something causes me to sit up and take...
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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 neighbourhood kids in Belgium. He looked quite dishevelled and forlorn at the time, to say the least. We swooped down to prevent any further attack. Seeing that we had formed...
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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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