We Are Not Immune

In many ways Canada is an amazing country, but it’s very important to remember that we are not immune to the ugliness of the world. Just because time passes doesn’t automatically guarantee that we progress. Progress and improvement take effort and we have to work to...

World Changing Women – Claribel Alegría

Claribel Alegría, born Clara Isabel Alegría Vides, is an exceptionally talented writer and journalist from Nicaragua and El Salvador. She began composing poetry when she was six. She would dictate her poetry and her mother would write them down for her. She was...

World Changing Women – Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno, born Rosa Dolores Alverío in Humacao, Puerto Rico, is an amazing actress, dancer and singer. She is among the greats of our time; the recipient three lifetime achievement awards and nearly twenty other awards. Her illustrious career has lasted over 70...

World Changing Women – Sojourner Truth

Born Isabella Baumfree in 1797, she escaped slavery with her daughter in 1826. Until 1806 she lived with her parents as a slave in New York, but when the slave-owner died the family was separated and Sojourner was purchased and sold three times before she ended up in...

What I’m Reading – Blood of the Oak

Blood of the Oak is the fourth book in the Bone Rattler series by novelist Eliot Pattison. I haven’t read the first three, but the novels seem to be stand alone enough that you can read them out of order and still get by. The books are historical murder mysteries that...