Freedom alarm: Freedom is in peril, so defend it with all your might
Humanity & social relationships

I Am Not Free to…

PublicDomainVectors The other day I saw an excellent article by Andy of Eden in Babylon on Entitlement and Patriotism. He contrasted the entitlement of people complaining that the pandemic lockdown violated their freedom as patriotic Americans with the self-sacrifice of people in uniform that serve their country and defend its values. In Canada, we may… Continue reading I Am Not Free to…

drawing of an American flag waving
Social issues & social justice

Happy Fourth of July – No Justice Without Justice for All

Image by Prawny from Pixabay Happy Independence Day to my American friends! While the country celebrates freedom, the asylum-seekers detained in horrible conditions on the southern border, with no freedom and no justice, also deserve to be in our thoughts. The Declaration of Independence states: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,… Continue reading Happy Fourth of July – No Justice Without Justice for All

Book cover: Battered, Tattered, but Not Shattered by Marie Abanga
Book reviews

Book review: Battered, Tattered, But Not Shattered

Battered, Tattered, But Not Shattered: Finding The Strength In What Remains is a memoir by Marie Abanga.  This is part of a series of memoir accounts, and focuses on her abusive marriage and how she rebuilt her life afterwards. I always enjoy Marie's unique way with words, like this gem: "I know I have the guts… Continue reading Book review: Battered, Tattered, But Not Shattered