Federal budget highlights →
Read for the highlights of our 2012 Federal Budget. This is a decent synopsis, though they left out the fact that a round table committee for the environment was removed & made cuts to Environment Canada, Parks & Rec and Oceans & Fisheries…one step further from a healthy planet. Apparently we’ll be balanced by about 2015. Maybe then we’ll pay attention to the care of...
Would you let your kids go to this party? →
parenting: Warning: This post is going to ruffle some feathers. Or tutus, I should say. But I am fascinated by this topic and really want to hear your thoughts. So here goes… Last week a friend took her daughter to a five-year-old girl’s birthday party that involved makeup application, up-dos, runway strutting and paparazzi-like photo shoots. Five years old. Read full post I’m really...
The smell of freshly-cut grass is actually a plant... →
Wow. Now I’m going to feel like a torturer every time we now the lawn!
Bottled Water May Be Causing Tooth Decay in Kids →
parenting: The New York Times recently reported on the uptick of cavities and other tooth decay in preschoolers necessitating dental surgery, with causes attributed to too many sugary beverages and constant snacking. But now, dentists are agreeing on a third possible cause: kids drinking bottled water over fluoridated tap water. Read full post Just one more reason to not drink bottled water!
Sharing Poetry: William Ernest Henley, "Invictus" →
One of my favourite poems of all time. Amazing words about being strong and true to yourself. sharingpoetry: Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of...
Final NDP debate →
Some initial coverage from today’s final NDP debate. All in all the debate went well, highlighting some strengths of each candidate…though Thomas Mulcair took more of a beating… http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/03/11/thomas-mulcair-ndp-debate/