Tag: Peace

Saying goodbye to Al

We all say goodbye in our own way. Al died too soon. He was born in 1942. If cancer had not quietly eaten away at him, then burst into full and frightening control, he would have been checking his calendar…

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Fired by dreams

Since I posted a link to it in January 2010, Story of a Sign has been my favorite video ad on YouTube. Now Dream Rangers, which is based on a true story, is competing for that spot. As the short…

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With head held high

Dave Hingsburger is one of the most gifted wordsmiths I’ve ever come across. I wrote the piece below after watching him spin a magic web around a room full of Vancouver Island educators. Had I not been madly scribbling notes,…

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Making a new list

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In a post on Vibrant Nation, a Web site for women over 50, DarryleP created a “list that’s the flip side of the Bucket List.” She calls it the “F**k-it List”. The popular movie of that name added “Bucket List”…

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A dangerous woman

Taslima Nasreen is a dangerous woman. She must be. Why else would a group of men attack her in the middle of a poetry reading? According to her Web site, she “was born [in 1962] in a Muslin family but…

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Not in our school

A Gunn High School teacher got wind of Westboro Baptist Church’s plan to picket Bay Area schools. The “church” is the virulent anti-gay movement headquartered in Kansas and headed by extremist Fred Phelps. Their Web site is so hate filled…

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No more war, no more trouble

We don’t need no more war. We don’t need no more trouble. What we need is love, now. Bob Marley’s song is a plea for equality, tolerance, understanding, the end of bondage and hatred. Check out the song, and check…

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