Dear Navvab and Nolan (my children), When I was around your age, I had this total obsession with space. This is me...probably not thinking about space, but man I had nice hair. Star Trek, the Next Generation was my escape from reality. A reality where no matter how much I tried to blend in, my … Continue reading Dear Kids, Houston has a [BIG] Problem.
In the year 1348...that most beautiful of Italian cities, noble Florence, was attacked by deadly plague. It started in the East ... and in a few years killed an innumerable quantity of people. Ceaselessly passing from place to place, it extended its miserable length over the West. … Orders had been given to cleanse the … Continue reading March 21, 2020: A Silent Spring
A photo of my darling gazing off toward the horizon of grace at Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia. During this Fast, I've cherished my moments of early morning solitude by immersing myself in the sacred Word, and reflecting on their implications. This is a short meditation that happened upon my thoughts today...your reflections would be welcomed. … Continue reading The right to the Right
I work in a government agency responsible for responding to prisoner complaints, and investigating human rights violations in Canada’s federal prisons. I was inspired to write this post after one of my recent visits to a correctional facility. There, I met with a young man who decided that he wanted to end his life. There … Continue reading Criminal Justice and the Principle of Dignity
Multiple events held our attention over this past week: tensions between the United States and Iran were at an all time high; an executive order to assassinate a top Iranian official was carried out by the United States; and a Boeing jetliner headed for Ukraine crashed shortly after takeoff, just outside of Tehran, killing all … Continue reading 63 Stories That Could Enrich Our Views on Immigration & Diversity