My dad, now 91, brought a largely hands-off approach to parenting. Especially when we were young, his job was to earn the money, participate in family events and, when the situation was especially serious, assist with discipline. Day to day, Continue reading What makes a man?
While some people who run as independent candidates do so to raise awareness about a particular issue or to thumb their nose at a party that did not want them, most put themselves forward as serious candidates. Either way, success Continue reading Loose fish
Several years ago, before dementia stole my mother’s mind, she was the victim of what was, at the time, a well-known telephone scam. Called the “grandparent scam,” it involved a telephone call to an older person from someone posing as Continue reading “Granny, I need your help.”
The dirty, not-so-little secret of violence against Indigenous women and girls in this country and the complete failure of systems – national, provincial and regional – to acknowledge and respond to that violence is out of the closet with the Continue reading “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.”