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 →

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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 →

Welcoming the Winter Solstice

For thousands of years, First Nation people noted the shift in seasons. To acknowledge the cycles, our people celebrate the longest night (A.K.A. Winter Solstice). It's a time of renewal. A time to reflect on the year that passed and on the year to come. A few facts about Canadian winters: Did you know that Winnipeg... Continue Reading →

Louis Riel Day

Louis Riel is a passionate Métis leader. He was a mix of Cree, Ojibwa, Saulteaux, French Canadian, Scottish and English descent. I am Métis, a mix of Abenaki, Huron, Mi'kmaq, Irish, French and English descent. He dreamt of a civilised world that embraces all cultures. Many of us are still hoping and fighting for the... Continue Reading →

Do you struggle with Ellipsism?

I am pretty sure this is something I will struggle with when I'm older. I already reflect upon it when I read about activists who have come and gone, at what they have accomplished and what we are still fighting for today. Ellipsism is the sadness that you feel when you realize that you'll never... Continue Reading →

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