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Dear Jack,

July 26th, 2012 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Personal | Work - (Comments Off on Dear Jack,)

It would have been your birthday last week, and next month will be a year since you passed. I will never forget checking my Blackberry that morning and seeing the statement from Olivia, Sarah and Mike and realizing right away that something was terribly wrong. Sometimes I can’t believe it’s been so long, but really I …
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The Blame Game

July 21st, 2012 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Work - (Comments Off on The Blame Game)

It seems as though whenever something terrible happens – like the so-called Danzig shooting in Toronto July 16 – someone decides that the problem is absentee fathers. By which they mean that the problem is single mothers. They call this the breakdown of family and of society, but single mothers have existed for a long …
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On mandatory minimums

July 18th, 2012 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Work - (Comments Off on On mandatory minimums)

There was a terrible shooting at a street party in Toronto. Two people, including a teenage girl, were killed and 19 more were injured. The shooting has caused outrage in the city and concern in other parts of the country, especially coming so soon on the heels of the Eaton Centre shooting. The Public Safety …
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7 Reasons Men Rule in Politics

July 12th, 2012 | Posted by Amy Boughner in Work - (Comments Off on 7 Reasons Men Rule in Politics)

Joanne Bamberger and her blog PunditMom were part of the inspiration for this site. I contacted Joanne and she allowed me to cross-post this post from January 2012 that I thought fit pretty well with the theme here: –– 7 Reasons Men Rule in Politics Sat, January 14, 2012 2012 election, Democrats, Politics, Presidential Campaigns, …
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We took the kid to an Ottawa Senators game Tuesday (home opener win over the Wild in a shootout, on the off chance you read this blog for your sports fix. Neil had a huge game, by the way). At one point during the game, Amy noted that the Sens had introduced cheerleaders of sorts …
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