"Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome" - Rosa Parks It is telling when I have to leave a link explaining who Rosa Parks is but, what to me is recent history, seems to be buried … Continue reading A War is Raging
"Get up, stand up, stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, don't give up the fight" - Bob Marley I wrote a brief "rant" a couple of weeks ago regarding social justice. I had a lot of feedback and a common theme was the request for steps on "how" to be a social … Continue reading Advocacy 101 – A Basic Introduction
"Eclectic yet classic with a playful bohemian twist is how I would describe my style" - Alice Temperley A revision, they happen in life all of the time. In some of my reviewing today I came across a number of articles that I could be presenting today and they would be just as valid. … Continue reading Hodge-Podge and Little Things – Revision
I plan on doing a lot of writing this year in hopes of not repeating the emotional turmoil of 2015. My writing is really my therapy. I enjoy writing, semantics, playing with words, had a painter friend tell me recently that I painted with words so thank you Milton. It is a way for me … Continue reading Dusting Out the Old Year
There is an old axiom "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it". That particular saying has been reworded many times and used in various forms but the message continues to be the same. I have never doubted the importance of knowing and understanding our past but I recognize the difference between … Continue reading Held Prisoner in the Past?
As a user of Facebook, Twitter and many of the social media venues available today I see a wide variety of expressions. To me nothing is more important than the ability to express ones self. That does not translate into the right to denigrate others or make outrageous statements because you disagree with the ideology. … Continue reading And Yet We Judge!
I first heard Dave Snowden speak at Royal Roads University in Victoria back in the late 90's. What he spoke of has stuck with me to this day. The topic is even more relevant in this time of social media. It is usually referred to as knowledge management which is the backbone of any social media … Continue reading The Wisdom of Social Media
I have heard many people tell me that Twitter is just a passing fad. Interestingly these same people are the generation who, in the 50's and 60's, became rock and roll junkies despite their parents generation asserting that it was only a fad. Now they have become their parents. I hate to bust their bubble but … Continue reading Twitter, An Unpolished Gem
Where is it written that organizations who want to provide charitable work have to be a non-profit? It isn't. It was 1966 before charities were asked to file returns on their activities and to register with the Minister of National Revenue so that the receipts they issued could be verified. That's less than fifty years … Continue reading Who Says Charity Has to be Non-Profit?
As many of you know I use Twitter and I tend to be a political junkie. After a career as an information analyst I am also an information junkie however I also insist on verifying my information sources. One of the big issues in this age of information is that there is a lot of … Continue reading I’m Just Saying