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photographer, outdoorsman, bird watcher, dog lover, amateur artist and retired teacher-librarian...

Michael’s essay: In praise of librarians

Michael’s essay: In praise of librarians — Read on http://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4618213 In truth, librarians and elementary school teachers are the most important non-parental figures in a child’s life. Advertisements

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http://www.macleans.ca/opinion/todays-political-partisanship-is-hurting-canadas-best-and-brightest/amp/?__twitter_impression=true Mr. Chapstick isn’t just brave and wise to know what can injure his wellbeing but poignantly assesses what ails our current democratic era. Fight, debate, or campaign but always do it from intelligence and not ego or personal frustration. … Continue reading

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White Rose- petals for peace

The White Rose (German: die Weiße Rose) was a non-violent, intellectual resistance group in Nazi Germany led by a group of students and a professor at the University of Munich. The group conducted an anonymous leaflet and graffiti campaign which … Continue reading

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Remarkable books by women – NYTimes

nyti.ms/2D1UDHY The New Vanguard Our critics chose 15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century. By Dwight Garner, Parul Sehgal and Jennifer Szalai March 5, 2018 “..For Women’s History … Continue reading

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Then and now… Hollywood, fashion, money…

I’m not picking on Scarlett Johansson. In fact I think she has exploited her obvious goddess appearance and made herself wealthy. She likely earned her status. I don’t know her. I know she has podium to speak up. Her fame … Continue reading

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Why is all of this coming out now? #metoo , marches, debate..

Why is all of this upheaval coming out now? Well it isn’t recent. Progress is messy. Inequity marches and cultural adaptation today is only possible because of the institutional change that has taken place over since 20thc. The movements for … Continue reading

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Women March-climbing obstacles a legacy

https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/women-s-marches-underway-in-canadian-cities-a-year-after-trump-inauguration-1.3768173?hootPostID=7fb386910436f8d1a9b53f754bc9eff5Women worldwide are demo 1yr of solidarity since DT. Ppl r convinced Trump is misogynist & harmful. Clearly he isn’t only enemy but also centuries of injustice. We all know from education, sports or business, women can achieve many things … Continue reading

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