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The Racist Reset Program

Originally posted July 2013: There has been lots of shameful news lately which makes it very clear that even in our multicultural, globalized and information-inundated world, racism is alive and kicking. So far, we have not been able to find a lasting solution… What if we could push the “reset” button on people’s perceptions?

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Quarried Light

“When you come through a phase of pain or isolation or suffering, the light that is given to you at the end of that is a very precious light”, writes John O’Donohue (my bold/underline), whose words have been my companion these last couple of months. This idea of a light earned through hardship, isolation and […]

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Emotional Quicksand

You’ve probably been stuck in quicksand before, even if you didn’t realize that’s what it was. Maybe you’re stuck in it right now. I heard the expression “emotional quicksand” on the radio last night – right alongside another resonating term “doomscrolling” – and realized even as I learned about its existence that I was already […]

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Do Better Day

A modest proposal to re-imagine Canada Day as Do Better Day. How do we make Canada a better place… for everyone? How do we break the moulds of racial injustice in Canada… today? Like any big important thing: we do it One Thing at a time.

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Amplify

The answer to injustice starts not with speaking but with listening, amplifying voices that need to be heard…

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Morning By Morning

I used to say I’m taking things “day by day” but the days turned into weeks and the weeks are now turning into months, and at some point along the way day by day became too much to handle. So now, I am taking things morning by morning. Some mornings I wake up naturally with […]

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In Between

Today is Holy Saturday, the in-between day. The day of silence, stillness, unknowns. In the Easter story timeline, the worst-case scenario has happened and no one yet knows what comes next. It’s a time of shock, stress, grief, anxiety, numbness, darkness, and waiting. In the current timeline… about the same. I feel very much in-between. […]

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A Day of Lament

Today is Maundy Thursday, and I’m so glad it’s here. Finally, a day dedicated to lament and sorrow. All my favourite people are broken.  But there’s enough sorrow in the world today. Why dwell on it? Why give it any more space? Optimism has its place, but so does lament. Believe me, my heart should […]

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