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Sometimes people come into your life…by Flora Terah

Jan 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Community Board, Health, Life, Poetry and Inspiration, Written Word

by Flora Terah Igoki on Monday, 24 January 2011 at 06:29 Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there; they serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson or help figure out who you are or who you want to become. You never know [...]



WHEN I AM AN OLD WOMAN I SHALL WEAR PURPLE by Jenny Joseph

Jan 23rd, 2011 | By | Category: Community Board, Entertainment, Life, Poetry and Inspiration, Written Word

When I Am Old. When I am an old woman I shall wear purple With a red hat that doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me, And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter. I shall sit down on the pavement when I [...]



Removing the N-Word From ‘Huckleberry Finn’: The Root, Trey Ellis

Jan 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Community Board, Community Resource, Life, Written Word

Amazon.com Censoring ‘Huck Finn,’ the Bedtime Edition Should the n-word have been removed from Mark Twain’s classic? Maybe not, but there is a time and place for cleaned-up versions of literary classics, says novelist Trey Ellis. Ever since news came of Twain scholar Alan Gribben’s whitewashed reworking of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom [...]



The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K Le Guin

Jan 2nd, 2011 | By | Category: Community Board, Life, Written Word

The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K LeGuin http://www.miafarrow.org With a clamor of bells that set the swallows soaring, the Festival of Summer came to the city Omelas, bright-towered by the sea. The rigging of the boats in harbor sparkled with flags. In the streets between houses with red roofs and painted [...]



If They Would Hear What We Are Saying by Paul Fitzgerald, People`s Panel

Dec 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Written Word

If They Would Hear What We Are Saying I often wonder if the people in “charge” would make changes to the OW and ODSP programs if they had a chance to actually hear what we are telling them. I am a person with lived experience; I do have my grade 12 and I did take [...]



Introduction to the Rastafari Phenomenon By Nathaniel Samuel Murrell

Dec 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Community Board, Community Resource, Life, Written Word

Introduction to the Rastafari Phenomenon By Nathaniel Samuel Murrell Seldom has such a relatively small cultural phenomenon as Rastafari attracted so much attention from young people, the media, and scholars in the fields of religion, anthropology, politics, and sociology. The signature long, natty dreads on the heads of Rastafarians, who fearlessly chant down Babylon (Western [...]



FIFTH BUSINESS By Robertson Davies.

Dec 13th, 2010 | By | Category: Community Board, Life, Poetry and Inspiration, Written Word

FIFTH BUSINESS By Robertson Davies. New York: Penguin Books, 1990 (first published in 1970). First volume of the Deptford Trilogy 250 pages ISBN # 0-14-014755-1 Comments of Bob Corbett September 2004 Since I have several reviews of Davies’ work I have set up a page to collect my comments and other links to Davies’ work [...]



The following article was rejected for publication because the topic was too sensitive.

Nov 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Community Board, Written Word

The following article was rejected for publication because the topic was too sensitive. I see myself as a “social activist.” I am leading a movement that views government intrusion on the family with skepticism. I am privy to the “darkest secrets” of this government policy. People from all over the Province have talked to me [...]



Father, Where Art Thou?

Nov 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Community Board, Written Word

Father, Where Art Thou? What can I say? My mother managed to completely suppress any information or record of my lineage other than herself and her French Canadian mother. Some, I’m sure she, would like me to consider the radicalized feminist motivation of her intent. For her, politics was and is the primo De facto- [...]



Survival: Five Days to Go by Paul Fitzgerald

Nov 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Community Board, Written Word

“Of all things, hope is the most dangerous” Pat Capponi Survival: Five Days to Go Oct/10 by Paul Fitzgerald Well it is Monday morning and I just have to survive for 5 more days. I get my OW (Welfare) cheque on Friday and I’m hoping my room mate gets his ODSP (Ontario disability supports) the [...]