There’s an electric feeling in the air when a storm is coming. The charged atmosphere. The distant smell of dark, rain-soaked clouds that drift ever closer. Dark, snarling and flashing clouds. The pleasant breeze that flower petals and fluff danced in now turns angry, violent and haphazard. The firmament flashes, like a white-hot blade slicing through the sky. Crack! Rumble! Furious rain lashes down, and … Continue reading Dissociating My Life Away
Aside from the most basic skills, one of the first things I think children are taught is “be nice.” It starts out meaning the same thing whether you’re a girl or a boy. “Be nice” means, “don’t hit.” It means “don’t bite.” Or “don’t steal that toy.” “Please don’t scream.” In the beginning, it simply means treating other people decently, because of course children don’t … Continue reading Be Nice
There are a few things that have come up in response to my previous post about indigenous issues, and rather than do massive edits of my original post, I’m just going to add this lil addendum. Number 1: I feel like she must’ve strained a few muscles reaching so far. I mean, it’s not even a good spin attempt. Plus, she followed the Trump Rule … Continue reading Addendum: Canada’s Whitewashing…
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
True fact: I love random facts/trivia. I live for them. I feel like the internet age was made for me, because when I wonder about something, I search for answers. One of the best things, when my kids were small, was that whenever they asked something that stumped me, I’d say “I don’t know, let’s find out.” We got a good laugh when our oldest … Continue reading Clickbait. Number 9 Will Shock You.