I'm still not sure how I was able to convince the marketing company to hire me. I'm not exactly a shining example of someone with a fuzzy heart during the holiday season, plus I am short and not quite portly. But there I was last December, looking in the mirror as I climbed into that polyester red suit symbolizing the dreams and wishes of children. That's right, for the next nine days I was a department store Santa Claus.
"I only turned around for a second." I used to think those very words, in the context of either losing a child or a child getting hurt, were uttered by parents or babysitters who failed at protecting said child. I was always under the belief that it was lazy caregiving that led to a kid being harmed. Truth is, even after my own horrible experience, I still feel that way. Our daughter is a late bloomer when it comes to mobility. She's 14 months old and still just 14 pounds.
You died this morning. The news said you died surrounded by family and friends. I like to imagine, somewhere deep in that soul that gave so much to us over the years, that you know you were surrounded by millions of your fellow Canadians as well. You helped us understand our country, Gord. Hell, you helped us define it, too.
@jkobylec@JessicaValenti Would feel the same if an anonymous man published a piece about a famous woman who did a bunch of ridiculous, non-criminal things on a date and was subsequently embarrassed, ridiculed by millions of people? Naw. In today's climate, that would probably be another #metoo story.
@jkobylec@JessicaValenti I think most people are talking about it because they find it appalling that a woman was able to embarrass Ansari anonymously when he did not even break the law. Pitchforks and torches, anyone?
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Selecting a term
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