A Long Life, A Short Illness

I have been following the Truth and Reconciliation Commission process for some time now.  Needless to say I was glued to Newsworld this morning when they released the final report.  I was very surprised to hear the final residential school didn't close down until 1996.  That is not ancient history.  Being raised in an institution … Continue reading A Long Life, A Short Illness

Tribalism – Worlds within Worlds

In many of my posts I have often mentioned "worlds within worlds" or people "living in their bubbles". This is not meant in a negative way and actually is not all that uncommon based on social anthropology. It is known as "tribalism".  The Merriam Webster dictionary defines tribalism as "loyalty to a tribe or other … Continue reading Tribalism – Worlds within Worlds

Are You a Consumer or a Voter?

With the Canadian Thanksgiving behind us and the new Throne Speech being put forward for the next sitting of Parliament what better time to do a little overview of the evolving Canadian democracy.  As a starting point I decided to review the definition of democracy.  The definition I am using reads "A form of government … Continue reading Are You a Consumer or a Voter?

Democracy versus Politics

I have often seen democracy defined as: “a form of government in which the people freely govern themselves; where the executive (or administrative) and law-making (or legislative) power is given to persons chosen by the population; the free people”. Politics, on the other hand, is defined as: (Used with a sing. verb) The art or … Continue reading Democracy versus Politics

Supporting Democracy is More Than Remembrance Day

October was not a very prolific month when it came to writing and, although it flew by, it really wasn't that busy that I couldn't have done some writing. There has certainly been an abundance of topics. And with that said I thought it would be beneficial to start the month of November off with … Continue reading Supporting Democracy is More Than Remembrance Day