Month: June 2020

What COVID-19 Taught Me

It’s been quite a roller-coaster ride for the past three months, hasn’t it? In spite of many forewarnings, no one had a plan in place in the event of a pandemic. No one! No government, no hospital, no individual. Not even the WHO! So what’s going on here? Maybe this was a lesson in taking personal responsibility for our part in the evolution of the human species. After all, isn’t that our raison d’être, our …

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Let Saint Lucia Inspire You

Majestic mountains, ocean waves lapping on the shore and a lush rainforest are but a few of the many treasures you’ll find on the Caribbean island known as Saint Lucia. Renowned for its beauty, the island is ready to carefully welcome visitors back with open arms. Nestled halfway down the Eastern Caribbean archipelago, Saint Lucia is known for its natural beauty and diverse attractions, including its signature Piton Mountains (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), a …

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Prejudice, bigotry and racism are not new in Canada.

Until the age of 8, I grew up on a farm in the middle of Nowhere, Manitoba. Life was simple and routine was part of the country flavour. Early to rise was a farmer’s motto and that included everyone in the household. Summers were spent at my maternal grandparents just 10 miles or so up the road. They were also farmers and lived across the road from the James Valley Hutterite colony, where I spent …

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