Apr 062018
 
2018-04-05  New book, "Why Young Men".   Compelling interview, author Jamil Jivani, CBC The Current

  The young author in this interview is profound. RECOMMEND:   Go to the URL.  Below is a back-up copy (there are a couple of missing audio links).  http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/we-re-competing-with-extremists-for-our-young-people-s-futures-says-author-who-escaped-gang-culture-1.4606013 Jamil Jivani’s new book looks at the alienation that can lead to young people becoming radicalized. (Wim Van Cappellen/Harper Collins Canada) We’re competing with extremists for our […]

Feb 132018
 

The G7 Summit is in Charlevoix, Quebec, June 8-9, 2018.  https://g7.gc.ca/en/ Canada tops the list with the Toronto G20 Summit, 2010.  Canadians coughed up $1.1 billion dollars to pay for happenings in Toronto and Huntsville, June 25 to 27. Canadians are so hospitable.   Do you know how much each one of us contributed?   And we’ve […]

Feb 052018
 

Lou writes: Sandra, thinking of why you do what you do,,, your activism .. your blog Here is Sri Eawaran’s February 4, copied from my very old Words To Live By –   “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the whole.” John Donne […]

Jan 102018
 

You can watch the full announcement from the NYC Mayor here.   Incredibly good and courageous speeches. If you steer clear of facebook,  watch it here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gawx1DoVGI8 See the action item for Canadians near the bottom. From 350.org: New York just added $200 billion — including tens of millions invested in companies operating in the tar […]

Dec 072017
 

You will handle the following in your own good way! In “The Golden Notebook“, author Doris Lessing writes:   “The other thing taught from the start is to distrust one’s own judgement.  Children are taught submission to authority, how to search for other people’s opinions and decisions, and how to quote and comply. As in […]

Nov 302017
 
2017-11-21   Here's inspiration:  94-year-old podcaster has 135,000 followers on Twitter!   leading the revolution!

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-november-21-2017-1.4410676   stories from this episode 94-year-old podcaster Harry Leslie Smith says he’ll ‘drop dead’ before he stops fighting for equality Harry Leslie Smith says he’s seen humanity at its best — and worst. The 94-year-old has lived through poverty, war and the Great Depression and warns a younger generation to heed his message: Don’t […]

Aug 202017
 

With thanks to Cliff.  From The Guardian, https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/aug/18/neoliberalism-the-idea-that-changed-the-world?CMP=share_btn_twtheguardian.com Neoliberalism: the idea that swallowed the world The word has become a rhetorical weapon, but it properly names the reigning ideology of our era – one that venerates the logic of the market and strips away the things that make us human. By Stephen Metcalf Friday 18 […]

Aug 052017
 

Ann Mortifee, CM is a Canadian singer, composer and librettist, author, storyteller, and keynote speaker. Her music blends folk, musical theatre, pop, sacred and world music. Wikipedia In my opinion, the range and power of her voice and talents is extraordinary.   I am surprised when people don’t know her name. From her CD  Healing Journey,  […]