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Appreciating the Church without Being Religious

This is a tangent somewhat unrelated to the focus of our blog, but I need to get it off my chest. I’m sick of people bashing on the church. Whether it’s people from Middle Eastern tradition bashing on their parents’ mosque and minaret or people from Western tradition bashing on their parents’ synagogue and temple, it disgusts me all the same.

Young people today have no idea how much they take for granted. We owe so much to religion for much of our civilizations’ achievements–aught from our music notation to painting techniques, architecture masonry, astronomy and mathematics. Sure, the church has a downside. But guess what… everything has a downside.

I continue to respect my heritage, my family’s tradition, my ancestors’ culture and the all the religions on the planet because I’ve done my research, I’ve done my thinking and I know that ripping up our history and throwing it away is a worse thing to do than go to church.

I just wanted to get this off my chest and share this thought with a few people. Feel free to share this post if you feel the same way, and don’t forget to come back to Olympic Bagel in the future for more interesting subject matter. Until then, farewell!

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Mysteries of a Tow Truck Driver: A Story of Glory in Halifax NS

This is a story that was told to me and now I’m going to share it with you. It may be unrelated to this blog but it’s important and it’s a story that stuck with me for many years. I knew I’d share it on my blog before it was even a real thing because I always tell this story to new people I meet when I have nothing to else to say and I always say it when I go camping.

This story is based on a real event, about a tow truck driver in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He works for a great towing company and was one of their best employees. Keep in mind this story took place quite some time ago so he might not work for the same company, let alone do towing services anymore, but his work will always live on in these marvelous chapters.

I’m not sure the hero’s real name, but for the sake of easy story telling I’ll just call our tow truck driver Chuck. Now Chuck was a large man, and very mysterious. He worked under a secret code of conduct that he never put into words for other people to understand but whatever it was he followed it to every detail and never strayed from the path it laid out for him. Keep this mysterious code of conduct in mind as you explore these events with me.

It was a sunny Tuesday morning, and after helping his friend move since 4 in the morning he got to work at 8 AM, hopped in his tow truck and drove off through the streets of Halifax providing various towing services. Maybe after helping his fifth or sixth client with short distance tows and odd services like jump starting and lockout key assistance, Chuck watched a hooded figure snatch a child from its mother and run off with it on the side of the road. At first Chuck must have thought he was watching a movie from the window of his tow truck because he kind of froze, but then when the mother started screaming Chuck’s inner code of conduct whipped him into action and he put his tow truck into gear and turned down an alleyway to chase the kidnapper.

The hood of the tow truck smashed through boxes and knocked aside garbage bins, and paper and junk was flying everywhere as our Hollywood-like savior speed-rocketed through the alley. But then, just like in many movies, the alley got too thin so he had to jump out of his tow truck and chase the kidnapper on foot. He could still hear the mother screaming faraway as soon as he opened the door, and the kidnapper was nearly in his grasp.

Now remember Chuck was a large man so he wasn’t the best runner, but he had a head start on the villain because he too was clearly not in the best shape. Chuck followed the hooded figure into a creepy abandoned building and heard the echoes of the baby’s cries dashing around the atmosphere. Now Chuck couldn’t tell which direction this creep had went so he paused and listened to the crying carefully. Then, as if using spider senses, he just had a hunch and bolted through a hallway. Sure enough he saw disturbed cobwebs and the baby’s cries got louder.

Then, turning a corner, the flash of a knife sparkled as it zoomed out of the shadows and our heroic tow truck driver used his instincts to knock the knife aside and then he used his fist to knock the kidnapper across the chin. The hooded creep fell to the floor with a thud and our hero took the baby in his arms. He wanted to hold down the kidnapper until the police came, but all he could think about was getting the baby back to it’s mother.

Minutes later the hero returned the baby to it’s mother and when the cops arrived they were so surprised that this tow truck Halifax service provider was a heroic champion who would do something so selfish and dangerous to save the baby of this poor woman. Sure enough Chuck was interviewed by not only the cops but many newspapers, magazines and radio shows. This was many years ago, but I wouldn’t be surprised if his story is still being told in the streets of Halifax, which are a little safer because of him. The kidnapper had been found and jailed, and Halifax had a new hero.

This story is amazing enough to inspire people as it shows how an ordinary man can do extraordinary things. But the real amazing thing about this is what Chuck said to the newspapers in his interviews. He relieved his mysterious code.

When they asked him why he did it, Chuck answered, “Help others and the universe will help you. Don’t help others and no one will be there when you need help the most.”

So there we have it. Hope this story was entertaining. Come back soon for more interesting Olympic Bagel content.

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How I Lost My Belly Fat in 2 Weeks!

Greetings, everyone! Haven’t posted in a little while because I’ve been dealing with some family issues. Things were really looking down for me for a while but the problem has been solved. While I was down and out I was over eating and no longer getting exercise. I developed a belly that was a little more than noticeable, but I knew it wouldn’t last long. All my life I had been a disciplined woman. I was an Olympic athlete, after all. But it was stress that had allowed me to fall behind in my good habits.

I remember long nights eating cookies and watching too many movies. But once things turned around I managed to lose the weight I had gained in a little less than 2 weeks. How did I do it? Here’s the secret.

4 Steps to Lose Your Gut in 2 Weeks

  1. I immediately corrected my diet in a single day. I went from cookies and cereal to salads and fruits. I refused to eat anything I knew would only add to my gut and ate only stuff I knew would make me feel good.
  2. I talked to my self and adjusted my self-image. At night I visualized myself as a healthy and athletic woman until I believed it had already been achieved.
  3. I went to the gym everyday and did sit ups in my home every morning as the first thing I did after waking up. In the gym I pushed myself and focused on my abs where the fat had collected. I worked out until my abs were sore everyday, and didn’t give myself any breaks.
  4. I looked in the mirror and surprised myself. I thought it would take several months to lose my gut, but after 2 weeks I had reached my goal and the realization of it was the final step.

So if you’re dealing with a similar task, try the scientific method and see if these 4 steps won’t work for you! Thanks for visiting, learn more about this blog here:

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Why Bagels Are The Best Food Ever!

Why are bagels the best? That is the most important question humankind will ever ask in all of eternity. Before I rant, let me start by giving three good reasons.

  1. Breakfast
  2. Lunch
  3. Dinner, baby!

There. Argument is over!

Now let me be serious. Bagels are the best because, if they’re whole wheat with nuts and seeds, they have almost everything you need for a balanced diet. You can eat them for any meal of the day, and toasting them for breakfast with berry jam is fast and easy. You can make sandwiches with them. Here at Olympic Bagel, we eat up to four bagels per day because they’re tasty, healthy and easy to prepare. Even for dinner, I often have a bagel on the side with a salad to make a full course meal.

You can even get gluten free bagels!

So there we have it. If you still don’t know why bagels are the best food ever, you haven’t eaten enough of them!


Happy New Years 2019 from Olympic Bagel Blog!

We couldn’t have picked a better time of year to rebuild our website. A onetime bagel company gone astray to write blog posts… who would have thought? Well, we’re sure glad to be here. And we expect 2019 to be amazing!

There goes a tradition in North America to have a resolution around this time of year. Mine is quite simple: eat more bagels!

I’m really looking forward to the summer Olympics this year. It always gets my heart pumping just thinking about it. Last year was great, the year before that was good, and the year before that was okay. In other words, each year keeps getting better. My co-blogger is stoked, too. We plan to do some posts covering the events of the 2019 Summer Olympics. And yes, before you say I don’t know what I’m talking about, I AM talking about the Special Olympics. They’ll be taking place in Tokyo and my son will be there! Yup, my son is special, not just because he’s in a wheelchair but because he’s in the Olympics for crying out loud!

But I guess it’s about time I get to the heart of this first blog post. HAPPY NEW YEARS! It’s 2019 and I couldn’t possibly be happier. For all my friends and family reading this, I love you and hope you’re having a great day! I love forward to visiting you all in the new year!

Don’t forget to bookmark our URL to check back on the progress of this blog every once in a while, guys:

I wish you all the best. Bye for now!