Category: Society

A Mixed Bag

This weekend our main street hosted a festival of art, music, and food. It is called Kaleido which is Greek for beautiful form, and that is a perfect description for the festival, for the individual works of art, and for the neighbourhood. As I walked along the street […]

Wait…What?

Sometimes I see something on my Facebook page and think “How is it possible that you are my friend?” How could someone in my social and family circle say something, or repost something, that is so diametrically opposed to my own way of thinking? Occasionally, I see something […]

Son doing housework

Sweeping Changes

I am listening to my son doing housework upstairs. It warms a mother’s heart. So does this week’s news about same-sex marriage in the United States. It has been a long time coming but heartwarming all the same.  For too long, many parents have felt embarrassed, ashamed, or ambivalent […]

Who Put That There?

Yesterday I joined a small army (so a platoon, I suppose) of good people who participated in the local portion of the Great American Litter Pickup 2015.  We were given a generous breakfast, provided with a picker-upper stick and a bright yellow vest, and sent out to clean […]