Category Archives: war on drugs

STRADDLING THE NEW YEAR.


Straddling the new year, soon taking the plunge, and out with the old one.     Time to catch up with my blog posts. I finished my first week in Mexico this winter. It is always different each time, but … 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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IN MY STRATA, THE SMOKERS HAVE IT.


IN MY STRATA THE SMOKERS HAVE IT.   At last night’s AGM, the last item on the agenda was a proposal for a bylaw to restrict smoking. The current restriction established by BC Health – already in place – states … Continue reading

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HOW TRUMP PRESIDENCY MIGHT AFFECT MEXICO


HOW TRUMP PRESIDENCY MIGHT AFFECT MEXICO   Forbes.com reported in November 2016: Why does it matter so much to Mexico? 80% of Mexican exports go to the US, and so campaign pledges to renegotiate or even tear up NAFTA cast … 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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Review of LUIS ALBERTO URREA’s: HUMMINGBIRD’S DAUGHTER


  Review of THE HUMMINGBIRD’S DAUGHTER by Luis Alberto Urrea.   This novel was recommended to me by a ferocious reader of Canadian Indigenous heritage. She knows that I am very interested in indigenous cultures and history and that I … Continue reading

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MARRIAGE–Differences between Quebec and British Columbia


The differences between British Columbia and Quebec   A few posts back I wrote about Quebec couples who are not obliged to share in their wealth, if a couple was not married and they break up. Only official marriage guaranteed … Continue reading

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Five Theses for the New Pope


REUTERS/Alessandra Tarantino/Pool Photo Credit With spoiler alert for the U-Tube video at the end…a clip from Frederico Fellini’s Roma, the movie. FIVE THESES FOR THE NEW POPE TO SAVE THE CHURCH A bit of history In the 16th century a … 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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THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: A TODDLER?


THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: A TODDLER? Above is a photo of Cathy Gifford visiting the Sandy Hook Elementary school; Cathy who was herself shot down and nearly died in another shooting. When I was on vacation in Mexico’s interior … Continue reading

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