No pain no gain, or so the saying goes.
Dear Minister Bennett,
On day 4 of his presidency*, Trump signed a presidential memorandum (which is different from an executive order) to expedite the construction of two oil pipelines: the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Keystone XL.
Note: There is language visible in some of the photos – all of which are mine – that is potentially not suitable for work or for children. I am one of the lucky ones.
Snippets of conversation overheard followed by derisive snorts and unflattering comments. Do I speak up now? Do I shield the ears of the nearby children from those harmful words, no matter at whom they’re directed? Or do I not rock the boat and remain silent?
The headlines from Flint, Michigan and the First Nations communities across Canada had me wondering what was being done to improve the quality of water here and across the globe. This is my initial foray into understanding what’s happening. (Yes, I’m late to the game.)
It’s time, time for a night outdoors to clear the barrage of bad news out of my head for a few hours: jaw-dropping soundbites, careless salvos of false information shot off into the ether for billions to read in wonderment and disbelief.
I’ve hit that point of my life where I can’t stand quietly and watch when I could be doing something to better a situation.
My husband had a dream last night that we were traveling in a foreign country. We examined a wall covered in illustrations and marveled at how humans had been doing this for thousands of years. I pulled something political out of my bag, stuck it to the wall, grabbed his hand and walked away, urgingContinue reading “Privilege”
This is it! We are finally here. Three years after making the decision to leave the world of finance and accounting and a year after finishing the Outdoor Adventure Naturalist program at Algonquin College, I am pleased to introduce you to KMS Outdoors.