Social & Political Issues

Remember..

Remember the men and women who gave up all they had and died with nothing, so that we could have everything.   Remember the men and women who fought not because they believed in the war, but because they had no choice.   Remember the men and women, who did what they did for their families and the future of …

Poppies Are Not a Fashion Statement

I don’t know about the rest of you, but Remembrance Day is big deal in my eyes. Whether or not you agree with the wars, or the idea of sending our men and women out to fight, the fact remains that hundreds of thousands of men and women have died over the years to ensure that we keep our freedom, …

I’d be lying if I said that day meant nothing to me…

This post is belated by two days. I’m sure I don’t need to explain to any of you what this post is about, or the significance of that date.   I never thought I would have trouble pouring out the swirling thoughts and emotions regarding September 11 and it’s ten year anniversary, but I was wrong. I sat down to …

A country in mourning…

This is a little belated, but I wanted to make sure that I knew exactly what I wanted to say before I wrote it.   As some of you may have heard, one of Canada’s political leaders, Jack Layton of the NDP (New Democratic Party) passed away on Monday morning.   Normally, Canadians aren’t affected that greatly by the death …

When acceptance, or the lackthereof, leads to death…

My small little town has been in the news a fair chunk lately. And not once for something positive. First, it was the woman who went missing, and was found murdered twenty minutes outside of town.   Now, it’s about a double-suicide. A story that went as far as to reach the apparently ever-famous Perez Hilton.   What is the …

When the heartbreaking gets blackened by the heartless…

It’s September 11th. Every year since the Twin Towers, I’ve written some sort of post to commemorate. A post to remember those whose lives were taken in an act of cruelty and horror that seems almost unreal. That should have stayed in the movies, but somehow crossed into reality.   Each year, as the day goes on, I feel my …