December 2010 Blog Posts (10)

Building a better future locally and globally

As visitors to a neighbouring ning site, 'inclusiveandsustainable' know, my central interest is in how we can ensure that inclusion is part of the way we address the (other)big 21st Century issues, especially global sustainability. Clearly we can't advance inclusion if there is no world to be included in!…


Added by David Towell on December 28, 2010 at 3:31pm — 1 Comment

A Gift that Keeps on Giving - Rebecca Beayni - and Scraps of Silk


This article from the Toronto Star - featuring one of our favourite teachers and young leaders - Rebecca Beayni.  She continues to inspire.. a great way to bring in the New Year..   Best wishes one and all...

from Toronto Star – Dec. 24…


Added by Jack Pearpoint on December 24, 2010 at 1:24pm — 1 Comment

Lessons of the Christmas Story for Solution Based Activists


Sorry, I couldn't seem to cut and paste from my blog page to this page.  Just click the link instead.  Merry Christmas everyone! 



Added by Donna Thomson on December 24, 2010 at 9:34am — No Comments

Universal Design - the Future

There are many strange anomalies in life where 'policy' and 'design' make huge differences  - but because they are often 'invisible' we forget to notice.  But what if.. what if the POLICY was that buildings, offices, homes, equipment, cars, street cars, trains, planes - electronic devices, cooking appliances (you get the picture)... what if the POLICY was that UNIVERSAL design was a requirement - for everything starting Now - or at least by 2012.  ALL the arguments and debates about unfair…


Added by Jack Pearpoint on December 18, 2010 at 9:45am — 1 Comment

Zero Force - put an end to using children as disposable Weapons Systems

On Human Rights Day LGen. Roméo Dallaire will introduce Zero Force with a call to Canadians to enlist -- and put an end to the use of child soldiers

Toronto, ON, Human Rights Day (Dec. 10th) marks…


Added by Jack Pearpoint on December 11, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

Community Circle in Edinburgh - reflections

Sorry, this isn't proper blogging - but here is an attachment of an article I've written about our Community Cricle in Edinburgh - just prior to the 10th meeting (which, since writing this piece, I have discovered I am going to have to miss due to a family funeral...)


Becki - if this isn't the right place to put…


Added by Linda Keys on December 10, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Barbara Fowke's Poetry Corner

Barb Fowke - Poet





Added by Jack Pearpoint on December 9, 2010 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Open Source Information: Good, Bad or Very Bad?

This evening I was fooling around on the internet and came across a very cool site. It's called Creative Commons, "for licensed works that you can share, remix or reuse". "Well, hmmmmm"!, I thought. "If I want people to cite my work (and I do!), then maybe I should license…


Added by Donna Thomson on December 8, 2010 at 5:07pm — No Comments

A Remarkable Story about a Great Teacher

Take a few moments for a short story that will inspire...

Added by Jack Pearpoint on December 7, 2010 at 11:43am — No Comments

International Day for Persons with Disabilities

My son Nicholas was born in Canada, but lives with us in London, England. He has visited a total of four countries. Nicholas has severe, multiple disabilities. If asked whether he speaks french, he will answer "Oui" and laugh. Nick has carers who hail from Brazil, Australia, Slovakia, England, the Philippines, and Italy.

Recently, Nick had surgery to replace a computerized spinal cord pain pump that was made in the USA. His original pump was implanted in Canada with a…


Added by Donna Thomson on December 3, 2010 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

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