For the love of a Dog

This is the story of Lady Freckles. My youngest child, a daughter, had been asking for a dog forever. Both she and her older sister had asthma and allergies, so a dog was not a good idea. When she turned thirteen and still asked, we agreed. Off we went to the breeder....

Yom HaShoah: What Does Anti-Semitism Feel Like?

April 24 is Holocaust Memorial Day. Yom HaShoah What better time than now to expose the face of anti-Semitism. It hasn’t changed much over the millennia. And today we add Muslim Jew-hatred to the mix. It is my hope that when you finish reading the piece you will...

Why does Canada sanction the teaching of hate?

  Why is it acceptable for Muslims to say “Respect existence or expect resistance,” but not the rest of Canada? Why do Muslims not have to respect our existence? And why are we told not to resist?   Anti-Muslim rhetoric has intensified in Canada,...

There is humour in mental illness

All of us in our lifetimes have set before us a table filled with blessings and curses. Which is which? That is the decision that we make. All of us.   There has been a great deal of discussion about mental illness in the Canadian media the past few weeks. Our...