“O Canada, O Canada, who stands watch from sea to sea? Who for a lost democracy? Who for the true north strong and free? If not you then let it be me”

Singing the national anthem at any event - even at home during hockey games - is always a moment that stirs tremendous pride within me. I am Canadian and thank you William Shatner because every time I say that now, I think of you.... Canada is one of the best places on earth, in my opinion. … Continue reading “O Canada, O Canada, who stands watch from sea to sea? Who for a lost democracy? Who for the true north strong and free? If not you then let it be me”

“Canada, we stand on guard for thee.” ~ Round two, 2013. Nothing changed for the better in the last year, so what exactly will it take to get you off your ass, folks? Eh?

“As opposition leader, [Stephen Harper] wrote in the Montreal Gazette in the year before he came to power: 'Information is the lifeblood of a democracy. Without adequate access to key information about government policies and programs, citizens and parliamentarians cannot make informed decisions and incompetent or corrupt governments can be hidden under a cloak of secrecy.' … Continue reading “Canada, we stand on guard for thee.” ~ Round two, 2013. Nothing changed for the better in the last year, so what exactly will it take to get you off your ass, folks? Eh?

Two precious gifts – one of hope… the other of healing.

As I wrote last weekend, in the annual re-post of " A gift from the heart " - the story of how an anonymous Christmas gift provided me with something far more precious than soap - the most valuable gifts are always ones given from the heart. Little did I know, when I posted that story, that … Continue reading Two precious gifts – one of hope… the other of healing.

Canada, we stand on guard for thee…

Tonight, I have two special items for you, at least special to me because of where they came from, and why. They both concern Canada. Our country - for some like myself, a birthright, for others a choice to find a better life. There was a time, not that long ago, that I outright admit I took … Continue reading Canada, we stand on guard for thee…