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To remember is to work for peace

To remember is to work for peace

The first time I ever saw a live poppy was around this time of year in Belgium, in Flanders fields. Looking out the window, we’re reminded of the changing seasons and post-harvest. There’s a fairly depressing poem that was recorded in song in the mid-1940’s: Les...
Dark Days

Dark Days

I read an article about how settlers could engage in the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. There were many good ideas, however, none of them included actually having a relationship with an Indigenous person. What does it mean to wear an orange shirt if...
Summer is a time to relax, refresh and reboot

Summer is a time to relax, refresh and reboot

As the weather warms up, we begin to think of the end of school and sliding into summer. For some, that’s a blessing; for others, it may feel like a curse. Your perspective may depend on whether or not you have children at home, how you’ve been faring so far, and...