As one walks into most Drop-In Centres across Alberta (in Canada, and in other nations in the world), it is the most prominent activity observed going on: PLAY. Some folks are circled around a table playing cribbage, scrabble, whist, or other card or board games; some are highly physical with a cue and rolling balls on a snooker or pool table; some are manipulating a coffee, tea or juice cup and regaling each other with stories and expressions; while others find playful ‘work’ as a p

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“Loose lips sink ships.”

It is perhaps just that simple. There - that is the key to having a secure computer experience! If only it were that simple, we could all sit down at our computer today and be blissfully secure in the knowledge that everything is right with the world.

But, as we all are aware, anything that we become involved with in the world will have at least some challenges to deal with and in order to maintain our ability to use the items (in this case a computer), some

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Although many of us are able to speak frankly about death, we still have a lot to learn about dealing wisely with its aftermath: grief, the natural reaction to loss of a loved one.

Relatively few of us know what to say or do that can be truly helpful to a relative, friend or acquaintance who is grieving. In fact, relatively few who have suffered a painful loss know how to be most helpful to themselves. - Understanding Grief by Jane E. Brody, The New York Times]


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“When you answer this call, before any legal action takes place, you must call back. My name is Alice Johnson with the Canada Revenue Agency and you can reach me at my division at 289-640-xxxx. Call back immediately”

Here I am, sitting in my home office and the phone rings. This was the call I received that day. Just as a side note: the information was repeated, however I did not get all of the information since my mind was working overtime as you will see.

As I listened, my mental p

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