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Out of Control

It’s Monday, which means it’s almost Tuesday and my brain is coming up empty when I try to write my blog. I tell myself that I should not...

The Path to Fruition

I’m in withdrawal. I didn’t know that writing was addictive, but now there is no doubt. After spending the last nearly five weeks writing...

Time For Change

The inquiry is finally complete on Canada’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Girls and Women, it’s pride month, abortions are being banned...

We Shall Overcome

To kick off pride week, my choir had its annual spring concert. This year was extra special in that it marked 20 years since the Rainbow...

The Lost Stories

Sometimes the words fall. They don’t flow out, not in nice neat patterns. They don’t emerge on the page, polished, profound. Sometimes...

The Power of 'no'

‘No’ is such an interesting word. It is one of the first words that children learn, and they are drawn to its power. It is even one of...

The Anxiety Movement

When anxiety grips you, does it grab you by the neck so that every breath just barely manages to escape around the lump of perceived...

What is a Library?

The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history. - Carl T. Rowan Over the past...

The Only Good Surprise

I don’t like to be surprised. You won’t find me in a haunted house, playing with a jack-in-the-box or watching a suspenseful movie. I...

Alone in the Dark

Angela hates the dark. Not the plain old dark that you get when you turn out the lights. That dark is ok, even fun sometimes to slink...

Is Empathy the Answer?

I’ve been trying for a few days now to write this blog, but every time I try, I end up staring at my computer in tears. I want to write a...

Let's Talk About Sex

You might be awkward talking with your kids about sex. The idea of sitting down and talking with your children about their changing...