Category Archives: war on drugs

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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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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