Category Archives: History and Politics

Mother Nature doesn’t care if you believe in science or not

It seems to be fashionable these days for people to pick and choose among scientific theories and advice, depending on whether they like the implications of that scientific advice. They may treat one scientific theory like the gospel and another … Continue reading

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What the professional athletes are saying transcends sports, damn it. Listen to them and be part of societal change.

My Social Justice Saturday posts haven’t had a huge uptake, so I’ve been giving those tough topics a bit of a rest. However, watching the NBA and also young tennis player Naomi Osaka take such brave stands against racial injustice … Continue reading

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Map Monday: a map’s-eye view of some of the world’s political and environmental changes

The maps we’ll be perusing today are fairly self-explanatory, but there’s lots more detail to back up their story in the links provided in the captions. As usual, you are encouraged to click on any of the maps to zoom … Continue reading

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Social Justice Saturday: professional basketball takes a lead in the fight for racial justice

Social Justice Saturday time again. When I started this series I didn’t expect to be writing a post on social justice leadership in professional sport, but as I think about it more fully, I should have. It’s been there for … Continue reading

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Social Justice Saturday: It takes a pandemic to appreciate what services are truly essential

It’s Social Justice Saturday time again. There’s nothing more critical to ensuring a just and safe society than ensuring that our essential services are in place when we need them most. That would be those services that are essential to … Continue reading

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Let’s try to concentrate on the little things

I had planned to offer some thoughts on the topic of Acceptance today, but that idea got too deep too fast. It seemed better to post something to help lighten our mood. But what?! Lighthearted topics don’t come easily in … Continue reading

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Social Justice Saturday: do we value our schools and teachers as much as we should?

Social Justice Saturday time. Time for another topic that has risen to the top of many people’s priority lists thanks to the pandemic: schools and the role they play in our societies. They have risen to the top of people’s … Continue reading

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Social Justice Saturday: Inequality and COVID-19

Social Justice Saturday time. Time to shine a light on another social issue that has become all too exposed by the devastation brought on by COVID. Every country is having to acknowledge the gross disparity in the percentage of COVID … Continue reading

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