Aug 202020
 

Glen Assoun was wrongfully convicted of murder.  He spent close to 17 years in prison.  The podcast Dead Wrong is a careful and troubling documentation of the miscarriage of justice. I speak to one aspect of the remedy.  I am afraid it will not be considered, even though it is one root of the problem. Tim […]

Jul 012020
 

“When the mechanic has to mend a watch he lets the wheels run out; but the living watchworks of the state have to be repaired while they act, and a wheel has to be exchanged for another during its revolutions.” ― Friedrich Schiller, On the Aesthetic Education of Man I feel an army in my […]

Sep 092019
 

The plan also promises to phase out all use of glyphosate, the world’s most common weed killer, by December 2023. The broad-spectrum herbicide often ends up killing the native plants insects rely on. My feelings won’t be hurt if you scroll past my feedback, to the article! Hopefully the “research” won’t be headed up by […]

Sep 072019
 
2019-09-04  Bayer’s Roundup Woes Deepen as Germany Bans Key Chemical,  Wall Street Journal

Preface to the article,  MY EXCITEMENT: From: Sandra Finley Sent: September 7 To: Ruth.Bender  (The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) journalist who wrote the article below) Subject: RE: Bayer’s Roundup Woes Deepen as Germany Bans Key Chemical Enormous thanks to you, Ruth, and to the WSJ for publishing this article. I am from the farmlands of […]

Jul 272019
 

I am unsure.  I think this is from a magazine in a waiting room  – – apologies to the source,  I lost you. When time permits,  I’d like to look further into the two authors quoted:   OUTRAGE, ironically, is a more effective UNIFIER than forgiveness. “People enjoy sharing in consensus, especially when it allows […]

May 082019
 

Sent to CBC,  The Current,  re the first interview on May 8th (link not yet working). “It’s not fair that TB is still in Canada.”  One Nunavut woman on life with the disease.   MY FEEDBACK TO THE CBC: Jen Skerritt,Winnipeg Free Press, did a 6-part series on tuberculosis in 2009. There are shocking statements […]

Feb 152019
 
Appreciating the library book  "Call them by their true names : American crises (and essays)", by Rebecca Solnit

With thanks to Nancy 2018 Format: Book Author: Solnit, Rebecca, author. Title: Call them by their true names : American crises (and essays) / Rebecca Solnit. Publisher, Date: Chicago, Illinois : Haymarket Books, 2018. Description: 188 pages ; 19 cm Summary: “Changing the world means changing the story, the names, and the language with which […]