Category Archives: Odds and Ends

Racism, and finding a way forward towards a world based on compassion (rather than on money and power)

I haven’t been writing many blog posts recently. Why? I’ve been too worn down by the increasing nastiness in the world, including from world leaders whose words should attempt to encourage every single citizen to feel included, providing them with … Continue reading

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When Anger Leads to Art

Originally posted on Cynthia Reyes :
Imagine: you’re an attorney in New York, dealing with brutal cases and people — some of whom are your colleagues. One day, out of the blue, you discover a love for painting. At first, it’s…

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Thirty years of damaging plastics

As follow-up to my recent Wordless Wednesday image, this blog post from blog Where on Earth is Francine uses words to powerfully convey our need to change our dependence on plastic, starting with bottled water. She ends with the quote, … Continue reading

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Gratitude and Canada Day: a recipe for good health!

Monday is July 1, better known to those of us in the North as Canada Day. The Canada Day weekend is a time when the whole country takes time to enjoy family, community, and summer, and to celebrate Canada’s birthday, … Continue reading

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You Know You’re Canadian When…

Originally posted on A Sassy Lifestyle Blog:
You Know You’re Canadian When… I am so excited that I get to spend Canada Day in Canada this July 1st!! Living in the US for the past three years, I have noticed…

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Breaking: Canada Not Sorry – The Out and Abouter

The Out and Abouter, my favourite satirist, may have moved to the UK, but his heart is still in Canada, celebrating the Toronto Raptors’ magical winning of the NBA Championship! As he says, “No, we’re not sorry!” CHURONNO – As … Continue reading

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I’m pro-choice because I’m pro-life — Doubting Believer

If people genuinely wish to live in a society that is truly pro-life, then promoting laws and programs that provide adequate support systems for those who are alive (quality public education for all, affordable and accessible health care, parental leave, … Continue reading

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