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 →

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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 →

Peggy Whitson – Space Station Commander

Over 200 astronauts have stepped into the vacuum of space. Here is a brief history of one of those courageous spacewalkers. Today marks Peggy Whitson's birthday.  Whitson is the first female Space Station Commander and has a doctorate in biochemistry. In June 2017, Withson broke the record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman. She has... Continue Reading →

Hilda Cathy Heine – President

There is so much negativity in the news. I like to use my blog to highlight positive achievements, people who make a difference in this chaotic world. On January 27, 2016, Hilda Cathy Heine became the 8th President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. She is the 1st woman to hold the presidency. Before... Continue Reading →

Elizabeth Magie – The Landlord’s Game

Throughout history, there is plenty of example of men taking credit for women's ideas. In 1904, Elizabeth Magie created a board game called "The Landlord's Game" which she patented the same year. She created the game to show how rent enriches landlords and improving renters. The game was aimed towards children so that they would grow... Continue Reading →

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