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On the more serious side of topics. Often taboo, more often avoided, but we have thoughts on things. We hope this challenges all of us to dig a little deeper and make some positive changes in this world!

Environmental

Car-free Living with Kids: Part 1

              ~Yes, it's a thing ... and we do it!~ WALK, BIKE, TAXI, BUS...let me tell you about it 😉 Hello folks, So today I thought I'd delve into our lives as a 'car-free' family and answer the classic five W questions, starting with...

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A Family Food Journey

Many twists and turns, stops and starts and stalls led me to a whole-food, processed sugar-free and plant-based life. If we had never had to deal with health issues, I may never have looked at it. So, with one child who suffered from allergies, horrible excema and a gluten-sensitivity and...

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Beeswax Wraps

One of the things that I felt would help me on the way to a Plastic-Reduced kitchen was Beeswax Wraps! These handy sheets and bags were made with an old, clean duvet and napkins that were destined for goodwill, a block of Beeswax from our Health Food Store, my handy...

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Go Rogue: Subversive Ways to Battle Climate Change

The rogue or thief is one of the standard playable character classes in most editions of the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game. A rogue is a versatile character, capable of sneaky combat and nimble tricks. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogue_(Dungeons_%26_Dragons) So there are times when the current state of the world in politics,...

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“Just a Fool’s Hope”: A Review of a Chris Hedges’ Lecture

  Hello folks, Well, I watched a YouTube video yesterday of a talk given by journalist Chris Hedges that is really powerful and I can't stop thinking about it. It is a no-holds barred, eyes-wide-open and unflinching look at the condition of the United States and touched also on climate...

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Feminism

Letter to My Dad

  A couple years ago, after CBC listeners were shocked when they realized that Jian Ghomeshi was a sexual predator and a twisted, abusive misogynist who BEAT young women, I wrote the letter that follows in a Facebook post to thank my father. I have a many things I'd like...

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Politics