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TRANSPARENTING - Five Years in and loving it!

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TRANSPARENTING - Five Years in and loving it!

  I wrote this blog post a few years ago, and, in honour of Pride Week starting in Victoria, BC, I have decided to re-post it.  It has now been five years, almost to the day since my son informed us that he identifies as male.  As he approaches his 19th birthday and legal adulthood, I could not be prouder of him. He is a smart, kind, compassionate, engaged, generous human being, and I am honoured to be his mother.    Well, it happened again. A friend recently asked me, “Are you okay? How are you doing?” Then, “It must...

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My Friend Sea Girl

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My Friend Sea Girl
I firmly believe that we are all being challenged to do something just now to fight the systemic oppression that is rearing its ugly head everywhere we look. Other than marching and writing letters, my own strength lies in fundraising.

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Why, yes, as a matter of fact, it is my business!

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Why, yes, as a matter of fact, it is my business!

So, yes, this is my business. It is my business to use my position and privilege to stand up and speak out when I see abuse of human rights, just as others did for my family during the Holocaust. It is all our business to acknowledge that Canada is still denying Indigenous people their basic human rights, and, in order to even start with reconciliation, we must admit to our history of wrongdoing and commit to changing everything.

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Vocal for Local!

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Vocal for Local!

 This guest post written by my lovely friend and local nutritionist extraordinaire Cordelia McFadyen arrived in my mailbox at the perfect time. I had to get a new phone yesterday, so had spent the better part of my Saturday afternoon in a mega mall, consuming expensive products from the box store chain. By the time I got home, I'd felt that my soul had been sucked right out of me.  I can assure you, whenever I purchase locally made items direct from the creator, my soul feels nourished.  As the popularity of farmers' markets and craft shows rises, I'm...

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About That Pride Flag

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About That Pride Flag
We’re deep into Pride month, and I’ve been hemming and ha-ing for weeks about whether or not it’s appropriate for me to post a rainbow or trans flag on my Singing Bowl Granola social media pages.

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