Author Archives: Jane Fritz

Thoughtful Thursday: thinking about how we can all make a difference

Earlier this week I read a blog post by Kristine at CandidKay that resonated strongly with me.  I don’t know about you, but the challenges the world is facing – and the way in which the people in charge are … Continue reading

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Being thankful in Rome … virtually

I did it! This Canadian Thanksgiving weekend I completed the Conqueror Challenge called St. Francis Way, virtually travelling from Florence to Rome.  I last posted about this personal quest in March, so it’s taken me quite a while, but it’s … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Thursday: building bridges over troubled waters

For many people life hasn’t been smooth sailing these past few years. Living through a never-ending global pandemic with all its related fears and restrictions, not to mention disturbing levels of political discord in many places, has taken its toll … Continue reading

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Map Monday: election results and cartograms

Canadian politics flies under the radar screen for most of the world, but Canadians are all well aware that we just completed a 5-week snap election last week. It’s been a while since Map Monday looked at cartograms, but it … Continue reading

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Orange Shirt Day has a new name

Orange Shirt Day began in 2013 as a day for all Canadians to reflect on Canada’s long and painful history of the Residential School System, of forcibly removing Indigenous children from their homes and taking them to Residential Schools far … Continue reading

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You can’t change history, but you can change the consequences

Last week I tackled the first two items on my self-challenge list of who have been the most significant contributors throughout history to making the world a better place.  I got through the enormous challenge of women’s rights and children’s … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Thursday: let’s try some positive thinking

How can we maintain some level of inner peace in the midst of so much stress-inducing turmoil beyond our control?        

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My self-imposed challenge: who have been the most significant contributors to making the world a better place to live

I have to admit it; once I began my exploration of which individuals throughout history might qualify as candidates for the quest I described in my post last week [The greatest _______ (fill in the blank); how do we decide … Continue reading

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