Category Archives: History and Politics

Emancipation Day comes to Canada

There’s so much happening in our little corner of Canada this weekend. You might say that in New Brunswick we are being emancipated from the emergency restrictions put in place to combat COVID.  Starting yesterday, the province that cut off … Continue reading

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Gratitude Sunday: including President Biden’s obvious concern for the welfare of Canadians

A few fellow bloggers I follow often have a Gratitude Sunday post; I thought maybe I’d give it a try considering all that I have to be grateful for this week.  Aside from the over-the-top joy of seeing both families … Continue reading

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South Africa: Cry the beloved country

Cry the beloved country, Alan Paton’s acclaimed novel about South Africa, written way back in 1948, has much to teach us today.  That’s especially true right now, as the beautiful country of South Africa, with so much potential, finds itself … Continue reading

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Map Monday: changes in world populations through the ages and associated factors for today’s world

Welcome back to Map Monday.  This week we’re going to use cartograms to illustrate our story.  Remember, cartograms are these strange looking maps that distort the shape of countries to reflect their relative contribution to the total amount being displayed. … Continue reading

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A different kind of Canada Day

As I’ve expressed on previous Canada Days, Canada is my country by choice, and I feel privileged and proud to be able to celebrate it every year.  But, as I’ve been posting during this month now past of Indigenous History … Continue reading

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June 2021: non-Indigenous Canadians now understand only too well why we need National Indigenous History Month

This has not been a happy time in Canada.  We have been confronted with the Truth, or maybe one could say we’ve been hit over the head with a sledgehammer called the Truth.  The Truth of the cruel, inhumane, criminal … Continue reading

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Indigenous Peoples Day, lessons in environmental stewardship and more

Today is not just the third Monday of my postings for National Indigenous History Month, it’s also National Indigenous Peoples Day.  It’s a day for celebrating Indigenous knowledge and culture, and Indigenous contributions to our planet.  [You can find some … Continue reading

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Indigenous History Month: What do baby steps in Reconciliation look like?

Last week’s post in recognition of National Indigenous History Month focused on one of the ugliest truths of the Canadian government’s heinous assaults on the Indigenous Peoples, the residential school system.  There’s a long list of egregious government policies and … Continue reading

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