Last night's State of the Union address given by President Trump talked the talk, as usual, about building bridges and creating a unified United States of America for the people again. At the same time, it agreed to no concession to liberals and Democrats and stuck mainly by the wrongful aim to "build the wall". … Continue reading On Building Political Bridges
Veganuary is a movement that has really taken off in the past few years. This year there are more than 300,000 new signers on, a great sign of veganism's growing popularity and inclusion in mainstream culture. I went vegan in 2008 after three years of transitioning from a omnivore to a vegetarian to then mostly … Continue reading Happy #Veganuary!
This is a blog about abuse and how abusers use the feeling of belonging to groom their victims. If you are a survivor of abuse, you may be triggered. I hope you will find comfort and healing as well here, and that this blog will help you on your recovery and healing journey. One way … Continue reading On Belonging
I received a heartbreaking email today from the Humane Society International regarding the extreme heat and resultant bushfires in Australia. I get angry reading these emails because years of ignoring the warnings about global warming has brought our world to this point, and as usual its the most powerless, like animals who will be hardest … Continue reading On Conservation
(Pic: The Town of Riace, Italy, brought back to life by its willingness to welcome and accommodate migrants. ALESSIO MAMO/THE GLOBE AND MAIL) Until you know the facts and truth of what's going on, it's very hard to form an informed opinion and know how to proceed. That is why I am very hopeful about … Continue reading A Step Forward on the Migrant Crisis
It was upsetting to read about two more culls being proposed by the hunting and fishing lobby, groups and some First Nation groups here in Canada. They want to target west cost seals and sea lions, and Ontario's cormorants. Both of these share a common diet of fish which seems to the excuse or "problem". … Continue reading What’s Wrong with Culls