Rosalind Franklin

Men have been taking credit for women's ideas since the beginning of time. Rosalind Franklin discovered the double-helix model for DNA. James Watson and Francis Crick went on to win a Nobel Prize for DNA research that included Rosalind's discovery. She never received credit. Women are amazing and a lot of times the true back... Continue Reading →

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Bastille Day – The French National Holiday

Today, we join with France in celebrating Bastille Day to commemorate the Storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789, sparked the French Revolution that led to the establishment of democracy in that nation. The Bastille was a medieval fortress-prison in Paris which held a large cache of ammunition and gunpowder. It also held political prisoners whose... Continue Reading →

My Canada

In this enormous country, stretching from coast to coast, there is more to be seen than can ever be seen and more to do can ever be done in one lifetime. The composition of gases in Earth’s atmosphere determines the color of the Northern Lights. Each color that you see dancing across the sky is a... Continue Reading →

Bidhya Devi Bhandari, President

Today marks Bidhya Devi Bhandari's birthday (June 29, 1961). I chose to write a blog about her because I think it's important that we know about women who have made a difference in the world. In 2015, Bidhya Devi Bhandari became the 1st woman President of Nepal. She has over 30 years of experience in... Continue Reading →

First Nation People

Racism is real and alive in North America. Indigenous people (Native Americans, Métis and Inuits) are by far the least supported ethnic group in North America, we are are North American. Everyone living here should understand that America has what it has because it stole land from indigenous people. Everyone else is on their turf,... Continue Reading →

Why learning history is so important

I'm not a big fan of Kanye West as a musician and artist to start with but I do recognize that he has a successful career with an incredibly large fan base. This is why his words about slavery is dangerous. His words carry weight but his message is not thought out and comes from... Continue Reading →

English Language Day

April 23rd is English Language Day. English is my second language. I attended English college and university. I speak better in French but write better in English. Then again, I was at a meeting the other day at my child's French high school and I was having a lot of difficulties sticking to the French... Continue Reading →

The Vatican Museum

The Vatican Museum is both beautiful and absolutely heartbreaking. Back in 2004, I visited the Vatican Museum. As an archaeology and art history student, I was suddenly surrounded every which way by the works of arts and the history I had studied. It's beautiful. It's educational. It's highly uncomfortable as you walked among all of the priceless artefacts... Continue Reading →

Wishing Wells

There is something beautiful and magical about wells, especially old stone ones. I've always felt drawn them. Have you ever wondered why would your wish come true after tossing a coin in a well? Have you ever wondered where the idea comes from? Wells and lakes were believed to be the entrances to the otherworld... Continue Reading →

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