As you may know, Muslims around the world are preparing to observe Ramadan, a month of fasting and religious reflection.And it comes at a difficult time.What with the horror in Gaza.And the rise of anti-Muslim bigotry everywhere including Canada, where scuzzy hate mongers like Ezra Levant make a living peddlingContinue reading
“You have to go to the pound. They have a Sheltie there.” Susan called me from work, her voice urgent. One of her clients had told her a Sheltie – Shetland Sheepdog – had been picked up by Animal Control and was in the pound, on Stewart Road about toContinue reading
Our corporate news media is very good at keeping inconvenient facts away from the public eye. A six minute video, by definition, cannot provide many startling revelations, but rather a starting point to become informed and hopefully take action.
As talks continue at the Paris climate conference, David Suzuki sees “signs of hope for an agreement to limit the escalating effects of global warming” and a more constructive role for Canada.
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I've always been interested in ruined cities, from those buried in the sands of Egypt to those like this one in the jungles of Belize.For beyond the thrill of exploring them, I'm fascinated by what they tell us about the follies of humanity.And what we can learn from them, atContinue reading
Us humans seem to have trouble keeping the big picture in focus while we faff about feeling important about ourselves. Mother Nature just doesn’t have time for us or our problems. It is nice to be reminded of that periodically. Filed under: Education Tagged: Context, Humanity, Mother NatureContinue reading
If we are a caring society. If we acknowledge that there are a myriad of reasons why a community’s homeless population is homeless. If we thought we should invest our tax dollars and take advantage of good research, good experience, good pilot projects and professionals to address homelessness and otherContinue reading
Okay, religion might not poison everything. Christians attend a gay pride event apologizing for the crummy behaviour of many of their churches. And the response… Thanks Buzzfeed for a little pick me up today. Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: Christians getting it right, Humanity, It ain’t all badContinue reading
It’s from last year but still resonates with power.Continue reading
The more we call a murderer an animal or treat a hero like a god, we not only dehumanize them, we dehumanize ourselves. What differentiates us from animals is our higher consciousness, treating any other person like a wild animal to be put down or a deity to be worshipedContinue reading
This is where we come from and what we are doing. It’s not nice, it is mindboggingly stupid. Maybe it all just boils down to brain chemistry, one insanely little microscopic flaw that prevents us from really seeing anything at all…Continue reading
We all have dreams and hopes for a better future. It is good to remember that there is more that connects us than divides us. Let’s hope that 2013 is a time that we the people remind our elected representatives of this fact.Continue reading
In regards to defining who we are, for all the importance we place on immaterial feelings, it is ironic that what is thought to make us human is that what makes us the most mechanical.
Just as hearing a small baby laugh makes us instantly smile, seein…Continue reading
Happy people dancing on Planet Earth, from Matt Harding’s “Where The Hell is Matt?” YouTube video series. Touching and fun. Humans the world over have more in common than we have differences. * To read Matt’s interesting story, go to the Where The Hell is Matt? website.Continue reading
Yea us! *sigh* Filed under: Science Tagged: Carl Sagan, Humanity, IronyContinue reading