During the four days I spent at the Nova Scotia Mass Casualty Commission hearings last month, I listened to a number of panels of experts talking about intimate partner violence, and participated in one myself. So immersed was I in Continue reading Telling our stories
Hope has been in short supply lately, whether we look at the climate crisis, the unhoused in some of Canada’s richest cities, the opioid epidemic, gender-based violence or, particularly south of the border, reproductive choice. My time with the Renfrew Continue reading Where’s the hope?
Maybe it’s just the heat, but I am having a hard time feeling positive about much of anything right now. I realize the climate crisis is more serious than my discomfort from the hot weather – honestly, I do – Continue reading Confessions of a heat hater
When my partner and I handed off our 10-year-old grandson to his father late Saturday afternoon, we collapsed onto our couch and sat, entirely still and silent, for quite some time, utterly exhausted by our week of adventures with him. Continue reading Family vacations