July 2012 Blog Posts (8)

A Parent's Worst Fears

Here's my latest blog post on parental and caregivers' worst fears: http://www.donnathomson.com/2012/07/the-caregivers-worst-fear.html

Added by Donna Thomson on July 31, 2012 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Story of Taiga by Daphne Schenk

Dear friends

I am forwarding below a message from my beloved friend Daphne Schenk and her son Taiga.  Daphne is an incredible writer and speaker who is wanting her voice and Taiga's voice to be heard.  Please take a look at the link and respond as you see appropriate.

Many blessings



Since my son Taiga was born I have been…


Added by Susan Beayni on July 25, 2012 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Not sure...Does anyone read posts here?

Hi, I have been posting my blog posts here, but I'm not sure if anyone has been reading them. Is anyone listening? If so, let me know at donna4walls@gmail.com. And if not, that is absolutely fine, no worries! I'll use my other ways and means of getting my daily observations out there. Thanks! Donna  www.donnathomson.com

Added by Donna Thomson on July 22, 2012 at 11:23pm — 3 Comments

Malicious Whispers and Dangerous Trends

Malicious Whispers and Dangerous Trends

Occasionally, I will read something that another person has said or written and I think, "I just wrote about the same ideas last week!  Are some of us wired to the same computer?!"

The new summer edition of Abilities…

Added by Donna Thomson on July 12, 2012 at 7:04pm — No Comments

RARE: a play that you won't want to miss

As seen in the Globe and Mail:

In a rehearsal hall in Toronto’s west end, acclaimed playwright Judith Thompson is urgently calling on her performers to be their best selves: “Mike, you’re squishing James, move over.” “Sarah [who is wildly gyrating], keep your…


Added by Becki Pauls on July 6, 2012 at 6:26pm — 1 Comment

Dr. King - a new blog from The Arcadia Institute


We recently had a group visit Georgia and visited the Historical Ebenezer Baptist Church - here are some thoughts.


What do you think?

Allison Hammond

Added by Allison Hammond on July 5, 2012 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Can You Dig It?

Just getting back from a a wonderful week in Vancouver,…

Added by joe erpenbeck on July 5, 2012 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Gristle in the Stew - a CBC documentary on the closing of Huronia Institution and the new Class Action Suit

This is a remarkable radio documentary - frightening, tragic, powerful - and a must listen.  One of many reasons to listen is to be reminded that our 'best intentions' often have devastating and even deadly consequences (2000 unmarked dead at Huronia alone) and at the systems level, we 'knew' and sanctioned this 'behaviour' for nearly 150 years!

Equally important, is the fact that a few brave souls have courageously decided to take a stand.  Jim and Marilyn Dolmage, Patricia,…


Added by Jack Pearpoint on July 2, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

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