today was the annual general meeting of the canadian mental health association. our speaker was dr. paul kershaw. from his intro: kershaw is an academic, public speaker and media contributor. he is one of canada’s leading thinkers about care-giving and Read More
today i’m serving up a haibun. it can be seen as a form of lyric prose – so that counts as poetry, doesn’t it? “because it’s the death of your ego”, he says, and his voice resonates across the dining Read More
he screams at her and she screams back he in this corner, she in the other over there. the children, they run back and forth with “who will fix our toys?” she screams at him and he screams back but Read More
here’s part 2 of my social media friends’ nonmonetary successes in 2009: (the ones with the @ are people’s twitter accounts). part 1 is here. darren barefoot: i wrote half a book, which, it turns out, is a shocking amount Read More
today is the last day of suicide prevention week. to honour those who have attempted suicide and survived, those who have lost loved ones, and the lives of people who have chosen this sad way out, i’ve collected a few Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More
today, a nod to the site black and missing. this boy, adji desir, has been missing for about a month now. can you help find him?