Finding ways to engage the public in making change in their communities is not easy. Low voter rates are just one example of how many people take a pass on involving themselves in decisions and activities that have a direct Continue reading Making a difference
When I learned back in January that Carsie Blanton, who seldom comes to Canada, would be performing at a winery not too far from where my partner and I live, I bought tickets as quickly as my fingers could move Continue reading Buck up
There was a lot of talk about mothers last week. Everything around us – media, billboards, news stories, friends and colleagues—prompted us to remember our mother on her special day, often encouraging us to spend money, while also insisting that Continue reading Who’s a mother?
A couple of days ago, a colleague and I co-presented at a women’s conference in a rural community. We had decided on a conversation format for our talk, so had asked the organizers to put two armchairs on the stage Continue reading Not for sissies