Category Archives: alcohol abuse

SELF-HARMING


SELF-HARMING by young girls   This is a copy from The Guardian’s article about mental health in the UK and the trend of young girls for self-harming: Quarter of Young Girls in UK have self-harmed. My novel Guardians’ Betrayal came … Continue reading

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SELF-HARMING IN TEENS


SELF-HARMING IN TEENS My new novel GUARDIANS’ BETRAYAL deals with the issue of self-harm, among others.  This post delves into this issue a bit deeper, as many children nowadays deal with emotional injuries that may lead them to self-harming. The … Continue reading

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CANADIAN CHILDREN & POLITICAL WILL TO CARE


CANADA’s CHILDREN AND THE POLITICAL WILL TO PUT OUR MONEY WHERE OUR MOUTH IS What does political will have to do with the care we have for our children, you ask? Plenty, really everything. Canada is a nation that since … Continue reading

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CANADA DAY and HOMEGROWN BOMBERS


On CANADA DAY (July 1) we could easily have had a disaster on the lawn in front of the British Columbia legislature in Victoria, with similar effects in terms of injured and maybe deaths as occurred only two months ago … Continue reading

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IS ABSTINENCE OVERRATED?


During the last 40 days, the Christian world was preoccupied with abstinence, as that is what gives meaning to the observance of lent: the practice of abstaining from indulgence (fasting), doing penance for past mistakes, and praying for improvement while … Continue reading

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It Takes A Community: The Conumdrum of Social Work


The conundrum of a social worker This is a post about the profession of social work. I would like to share some of the characteristics of this work with you, as it often seems to me that the public is … Continue reading

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Finalist in Canada wide short story contest….Canada Writes


I am preparing for a vacation in Mexico, Ajijic, in the Jalisco state, so am not going to be writing much in the next three weeks. Just today I received a notice that I am on the long list for … Continue reading

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MONTREAL’s NEW MAYOR


Montreal Mayor Applebaum Montreal city councillors elected their temporary mayor, to replace Tremblay who had to resign, due to suspicions of being involved in the corruption scandal that rocks Quebec. Michael Applebaum will fill the vacancy for one year, until … Continue reading

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TEEN SUICIDE


WHY ARE KIDS BULLYING OTHER KIDS AND WHAT CAN SCHOOLS DO? Today the sad news of another teen who saw no other way out than to end her life reached the media. Often a search as to the cause and … Continue reading

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