next week i’ll be hosting a guest post by janet riehl as part of her blog book tour for her new audio book “sightlines: a family love story in poetry and music”. it is a companion to the already existing book of the same title, which has already won her quite a bit of acclaim.… Continue reading it’s summer – time to go on a blog book tour!
Month: June 2009
from nancy’s blog yesterday: today was a day of reconciliation, initiated by the assembly of first nations. here are some facts every canadian should know (i didn’t until recently): approximately 250,000 kids were forced by law to go to residential schools in canada, starting in 1850 these were kids age 6 – 15 the intent… Continue reading reconciliation. music.
colourful mosaic on a wordless wednesday
made with mosaic maker. images and their creators: 1. shaktipat shiva, 2. a taste of fruit, 3. put on your dress of scarlet and gold…, 4. oregon grape 2007
the cinderella project
on friday i went to a highschool graduation ceremony – my first one! not having grown up in north america, and my older children having decided to skip grade 12, i had never been to one. my first impression were the beautiful clothes everyone was wearing. where did all these gowns come from? well, some… Continue reading the cinderella project
taking a stand: what does it take to make a difference?
my last post was inspired by the 20th anniversary of the tiananmen square massacre. in it i was musing about what it takes to stand up against whatever oppression we’re experiencing, be it political or in a smaller social environment. making that decision marie reflected: “i guess it’s a matter of deciding what is more… Continue reading taking a stand: what does it take to make a difference?
tiananmen square – standing up
the twentieth anniversary of tiananmen square. i sit at the mall in richmond centre as i write this. richmond, we sometimes say, isn’t vancouver – it’s part of china. if you want to get a job here, it really helps if you speak mandarin or cantonese. so there are a lot of chinese people here… Continue reading tiananmen square – standing up
isle of skye on a wordless wednesday
image by jvhemert