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All Women are Born Equal, but some more equal... (Circa 1913)

The 1922 bi-lingual Committee struck to win the vote for Quebec women.

All men are created equal, but some more equal than others.

It’s Orwell from Animal Farm and the line is emblazoned on my brain, probably because we studied the book in the 9th grade when I was 14, a very impressionable age. 496 more words

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Who Are We and Who Do We Aspire to Be?

The bread and circuses of patriotism thrives on songs and slogans. It swaps history’s complexity for misty-eyed nostalgia. Defining, unifying, inspiring state nationalism, on the other hand, is harder. 1,214 more words


Moral Ambiguity, Foyle's War and Binge-Watching Netflix

Barbara Wylie, British Suffragette who came to Canada in 1912 to stir up trouble. What British character actor could play her, when they dramatize my book, … 751 more words


In My Own Backyard

I was born, raised and live in Southwestern Ontario. You would think, with that much time spent in one area (over 40 years but under 42 years), I would be able to explain everything about it, right?.   472 more words

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Another Silly Little Fish Story

Yesterday, a beautiful late summer Sunday, I took a walk on the not-so-wild side.

I decided to buy a whole fish and grill it and serve it up with salads made with the organic veggies I had bought at Vankleek Hill the day before. 705 more words


Of Beavers and Dams and Walks in the Park

On our walk by the river in Jack Layton Park, in Hudson, Quebec, as we crossed the pretty wooden bridge, the one that goes over the little river and the beaver dam, I saw this view of the sunset and asked my husband to pull out his cell phone and grab it. 751 more words


Tennis Metaphor and Warrior Ways

A pic from an Old McGill Album online at McGill Archives.

Well, I’m off to the Roger’s Cup, to watch the ladies of the WTA this time. 596 more words

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