Jacques Dufort

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Dec 16 2011

The reflected tribe is not a sect

For those that may be annoyed with my choice of the term “tribe” in “The reflected tribe”, let’s begin by defining what a tribe is, or rather what it is not as stated in our title. Some people seem to confuse the terms tribe and sect. However, as suggested on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sect  a “sect” represents a …

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Dec 05 2011

Commented reading – For your tomorrow

For Your Tomorrow: The Way of an Unlikely Soldier Melanie Murray ISBN: 978-0307359780 I recently received an unexpected email through Google Alerts, a service that informs me whenever new posts about my employer (Air Canada) become available, about an article in the Ottawa Citizen presenting a literary critique of a book called “For your tomorrow: …

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Dec 05 2011

The 100 hours funeral marathon: from where the importance of having a draft eulogy

As some of you know, my father passed away on February 22, 2011 early in the day. And from the moment I received the sad news up until the reception following the funeral service; only 100 hours had elapsed. At first glance it may seem like a lot, but now that I had to live …

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Jan 31 2011

The English site is now fully functional

I just put the final touch to my English blog and wanted to share its latest developments with you. Its setup is therefore complete, for now that is, and you’ll find two functionalities which will make it easier for you to stay in touch with future developments. First, you’ll be able to register your email …

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Jan 31 2011

Christmas Reflections – Part 2: The Gift of self

The Gift of self – If you asked me: “Do you still believe in the magic of Christmas?” I would have to respond: “Certainly not as it is experienced by the majority of us since, considering the hyper-commercialization that surrounds the festive period,  I feel that we may have forgotten the most precious gift of …

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Jan 31 2011

Christmas Reflections – Part 1: A truly Intended Gift

A truly intended gift – For those of you that know me, you will know that I’m really not a fan of what I refer to as “celebration artificiality”, which in my opinion applies to all holidays and anniversaries. However, I find it to be even more amplified during the current period we call the …

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Jan 31 2011

The meaning of life

What is the purpose of my life? It’s a difficult question that I began pondering about a few of years ago. For some, this question may seem disturbing and even frightening to reflect upon. However, is it not imperative that such a question be asked? Does life not require a deeper meaning than that conferred …

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Jan 28 2011

What is a tribe?

What is a tribe? I will soon publish an article in reference to my recent reading of a book called “Tribes” written by Seth Godin. This book is what inspired me to create this blog and, in the meantime, I invite you to read my “About” page in order to get a better understanding of …

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