Canada’s Birthday 2021

Today is meant to be the celebration of 153 years since Canada became a new federation with its own constitution by signing the Constitution Act – formerly known as the British North America Act. And yet, I’m not celebrating. Not this year, out of respect for a community mourning. As non-indigenous folk, we have to come to terms with a dark, not-so-distant past that indigenous … Continue reading Canada’s Birthday 2021

215 out of 4,100

I’ll keep this brief. The bodies of 215 children, some as young as 3 years old, were recently discovered in unmarked graves at a former B.C. residential school site. This most recent discovery is part of a much larger and inexcusable pattern of deaths, by disease or “accidents” in Canadian Residential Schools. The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society reports that they have identified … Continue reading 215 out of 4,100

My Version of a Parenting Manual, Episode 1

The advice you want or need or maybe don’t, whatever, it’s cool. Storytime: The very first love-o-my-life was born in September of 2003. When I was a kid, I loved my mom, I loved my siblings, I loved my friends – I thought I knew what love was. And I did, I knew what love for my family was, what platonic love was. When I … Continue reading My Version of a Parenting Manual, Episode 1