Tag Archives: diversity

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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Carnage comes to Toronto

I find it difficult – no, impossible – to write about travel, running, or retirement in the immediate aftermath of the senseless carnage in Toronto on Monday. It was just a week ago that we left Toronto after a pleasant … Continue reading

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Diversity and inclusion in books for kids: it needs to be on the radar screen

We’ve become a lot more diverse as a population in one generation in most parts of North America, and far more so in two generations. Speaking as a representative of the grandparent generation, when I was young, outside of big … Continue reading

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Accessibility is about more than just mobility, and it includes technology

Accessibility, usability, assistive technology.  What does it all mean? Does it matter to you?  The honest answer is that it may well not matter to you, at least not now.  But it may matter to you later, and it may … Continue reading

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Embracing accessibility – good for you, good for your business

Today I went for my first run since the Ottawa Half Marathon last Sunday.  I was trying to run mindfully, but as usual I often found my mind wandering. While idly speculating on what my life would be like if … Continue reading

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