Author Archives: fearlessanalyst

Sexism lingers too…

Chatting in a café with friends, we traded comments on the predictable verdict in the Jian Gomeshi trial* – along with the eye-rolling you do when you know there’s nothing new to say. How sad is that? There was an … Continue reading

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Racism, and you and I…

Yesterday — March 21st – was “International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination”.* I first began to pay attention to racism as an adolescent. At first, simple things: everyone knew people who used the word “nigger” were racists, and … Continue reading

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A handy dandy “Climate Change Kit”

So what’s the big deal? The “Paris Summit” was about the world’s leaders trying to create a plan that would reduce climate change and move the world toward sustainability.   With scientists and other experts – even indigenous peoples of the … Continue reading

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Thinking about democracy & the dinner table

“This is what has to change,” my brain whispered to me one morning.  I had wakened up remembering a dinner the night before, when ten of us managed to eat and drink too much for a whole evening without ever discussing the … Continue reading

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They ought to get out more!

“Hamilton police sickened by shocking conditions…” said the headline in the Toronto Star.* The story covered an inquest into the death of a developmentally delayed man. That police officers would be shocked made me feel exasperated, thus my sarcasm. But … Continue reading

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Summer Interruptus…

I know — I was supposed to be ‘getting back to normal’ after my brother’s death . And I had begun to scribble again, without being quite ready for prime time blogging. Then… Friday July 24 was a lovely evening, … Continue reading

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Things that give us pause…

I haven’t posted here for so long that readers may have assumed I had quit. “Fearless” just couldn’t hack it! I confess to being distracted since January. On April 1st after a 15 year battle with prostate cancer, my brother … Continue reading

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