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Remembrance Day Reflections – Gratitude Day 11

I have been involved in organizing Remembrance Day assemblies at my school for long enough that I’ve lost count of how many years it’s been. It’s a day that has always meant a lot to me, and has always been an internal struggle as well. (As you already know, if you’ve been reading this blog for a while.) What I […]

A Little Faith in Humanity from Remembrance Day

Hi, lovely di-hards. It’s been an emotional week, n’est-ce pas? Right around this time last Tuesday, there was a disbelieving dread building on my Facebook news feed. I could hardly bear to look at the actual stats. My daughter had strep throat; we all slept badly, and felt ill the next day – on so many levels. It was an Armageddon-y gloom. […]

Thanks To The Gunman

To the gunman who bloodied Parliament Hill yesterday: thank you for making a statement. Actually, you made several statements. But are they the ones you meant to make? Whenever someone famously and violently takes a life, I wonder what brought the perpetrator to think that killing another human is the best option. What did you intend to accomplish? Since you’re dead – and […]

The Gaza Doctor shall not hate – even if he deserves to.

Last week I attended a talk given by a man named Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, also known as “the Gaza doctor”. Before I went, everything I knew about this man came from the flier advertising the event: “Distinguished physician Izzeldin Abuelaish MD, MPH was the first Palestinian doctor to receive a staff position at an Israeli hospital, where he treated both […]

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