This weekend just gone saw the annual Family Day holiday in most of Canada. A government-endorsed public holiday, Family Day was created to “…celebrate the importance of families and family life to people and their communities.” It’s one of the many reasons I love my adopted home (I moved here from the UK in 2006) […]
Where “fake news” isn’t a defense mechanism. Where families aren’t torn apart in broad daylight as a statement of power. Where acceptance isn’t based on religion, colour, gender or sexuality. Where fear isn’t a tactic used by men in power to prey on the weak. Where lies are not the new truth. Where women aren’t […]
“Locker room talk”. A phrase that’s become widespread and widely-loathed in equal measures in the last week or so. A phrase that’s become synonymous with the way men treat women, and used as an excuse for off-the-cuff remarks that don’t deserve further inspection because “that’s how men talk”. Except it’s not. It’s not how men […]
Over the last few weeks, my wife’s been pretty ill and has needed some major downtime to recover. Thankfully she’s on the mend now physically, and her health is coming back to what it was before.
This letter of thanks is part of the UNFUCD “Thank a teacher” mission, which encourages us to write a letter of thanks to someone who has helped shape the person we are today. Dear Mr. Houston, You may or may not remember me – after all, you must have seen thousands (if not tens of […]
Over on Facebook, my friend Josh Wilner lamented about this year’s US Presidential race, and the divide it’s caused because of the rhetoric being used as propaganda by certain party “leaders”. Josh’s biggest concern, if you like, was summed up with these words: