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Oct 29

Civil Disobedience

By Bruce Firestone | Uncategorized

Here’s what American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau (in his essay, Resistance to Civil Government, first published in 1849) said about civil disobedience: That government is best which governs least… The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes […]

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Oct 25

The role of faith love and hope

By Bruce Firestone | Uncategorized

No matter how much analysis you do, every decision taken by humans has at least some element of hope and faith in it. This image I took at a friend’s house yesterday summed it up for me: Humans can’t live without hope. Just look at POW survivors and others imprisoned unjustly. They all say the […]

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Oct 24

Central London

By Bruce Firestone | Uncategorized

Property values in central London are: -doubling every ten years -in the Kensington-Chelsea area, a record price for a home was set in 2014: 8,500 pounds per sq ft, 20 times the national average To put that number ($11,135 USD per sq ft) in perspective, it costs about $220 per sq ft CAD to build […]

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Oct 24

Want a Better Life?

By Bruce Firestone | Uncategorized

Then learn to use another magic little word. Want a better life? Then learn to use one word more often, and that word is, “No.” The two most important dates in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. Once you’ve found your why, stick to it and say no to […]

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