Murder, riots and civil unrest. How we brought the violence to them in the first place. Continue reading 9 Minutes, 6 Days – The Spark That Ignited Revolt in America
Leaving huge pieces of history unspoken does nobody any justice in the end, and more often than not, ignorance is not bliss. When I was growing up, our curriculum wasn’t at all geared toward aboriginal study in school. Native people were either non-existent or placed in roles supporting the more important white people we were learning about. I recall briefly learning about the homes that … Continue reading Canada’s Whitewashing of Indigenous History & Refusal to Understand Current Issues
Say goodbye to theOldies but goodiesCause the good ole days weren’tAlways goodAnd tomorrow ain’t as bad as it seems Billy Joel – Keeping the Faith This is a topic that seems as old as time. The good old days. Every generation seems to do it, but it seems to me that the sentiment has reached a fever pitch in the past few years with politics … Continue reading The Good Ole Days Pt. 1
There’s something that I mentioned here and here, purpose. Purpose for this blog, purpose for my writing, purpose for all of this. I struggle often to figure out what I’m doing here. What’s the point? I know that I have a lot to say sometimes, and my typical medium is Facebook where it’s very easy for lengthy posts to be glossed over, or annoy people, … Continue reading Storytime
Tomorrow is my mother’s birthday. Her 59th birthday, to be exact. Not a “special” year, but can’t every year be special? So for the day where we celebrate ma mère existence, I have a few words to say. They’re not all pretty, but they’re all true – and I hope they will mean something to her. I find that in relationships, in interactions, so much … Continue reading My Imperfect Mother
Tomorrow is Canada Day, 2019. Most people understand the American’s Independence Day, 4th of July holiday. Less understand Canada Day. I find myself often saying, “It’s Canada’s July 4th, except it’s July 1…” which is mostly true. Americans celebrate their declaration of independence from Britain, while Canadians celebrate the joining together of several colonies to form a new country – Canada. On June 20, 1868, … Continue reading Lookin’ Good for 152 Years Old, Happy Birthday Canada!