The Sweet, Sad Story Behind “Love You Forever”

Love You Forever

Love You Forever

The Sweet, Sad Story Behind “Love You Forever”

I never knew this was how Robert Munsch came up with the idea for this story. Those who know me understand the significance of this story in my life, and I just feel even more enamored with it now than ever!

I’m including a picture. This is myself, my sister, my brother and my mom. We each got a line from the song in the book tattooed for my mom’s birthday this year. My sister and I opted for her handwriting as well. Now I always have a tangible connection to my family with me wherever I go, and it means so much to me.

“Men’s rights a…

“Men’s rights activists don’t organize marches; they don’t build shelters or raise funds for abused men; they don’t organize prostate cancer-awareness events or campaign against prison rape. What they actually do, when they’re not simply carping in comments online, is target and harass women—from feminist writers and professors to activists—in an attempt to silence them.”

—David Futrelle, “White Hot Rage”

http://tinyurl.com/qhharc7

Woman Denied Entry to U.S. After Agent Cites Supposedly Private Medical Details

Woman Denied Entry to U.S. After Agent Cites Supposedly Private Medical Details

This is troubling for so many reasons. How awful that this woman had to endure such an embarrassing situation, on top of the disappointment of missing an experience she’d long looked forward to. It’s terrible, but not surprising unfortunately, that in addition she is held at fault and not covered for loss of expense or time in having missed her cruise. And it’s extremely distressing that Pearson Airport employees were anywhere near her medical history.

The medicalization of our society has long been out of control, and here is a perfect example how as a service user we must be careful what we disclose and as workers in the field we are diligent about what and how we record disclosure.

Pipeline Map: Have there been any incidents near you?

Pipeline Map: Have there been any incidents near you?

An interactive map of Canada showing all incidents relating to pipelines reported to The National Energy Board in the last 12 years.

“Through an access-to-information request, CBC News obtained a data set of every pipeline safety incident reported to the federal regulator in the past 12 years. The documents reveal details about more than 1,000 incidents that have happened across the country since 2000 until late 2012 and suggest the rate of overall incidents has doubled in the past decade.”

The 4 Genders of Navajo Culture

http://jezebel.com/5812179/the-navajo-cultures-four-different-genders

‘Two Spirits’, which aired on PBS, was the season finale of their Independent Lens series, which detailed the traditional Navajo belief that we are living in a many-gendered world, one that includes many more sexes that just male and female.

Filmmaker Lydia Nibley seeks to explain the Navajo idea of the nádleehí, which translates in English to “one who constantly transforms.”

Learn more in the short clip above, and for more information on the film, visit the official PBS website.

The New Manifest Destiny: A Brief Political History of the Idle No More Movement

FYI, a little recap of how far we’ve come, and where we still need to go

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by Kent Blansett

Last week in Rexton, a small eastern Canadian town on the Elsipogtog First Nation Reserve, over one-hundred Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) wielding riot gear, side arms, tasers, tear gas, attack dogs, pepper spray, rubber bullets, nightsticks, and a variety of other weapons marched against a peaceful encampment of Mi’kmaq First Nation citizens and outside supporters. Among the chaos that ensued, RCMP Emergency Response Teams armed with assault weapons and dressed in military fatigues took aim upon the men, women, and children within the encampment along Route 134. Armed only with the power of song and eagle feathers, Native women formed a protective line against the ominous and threatening march of the armed police force. On this lone highway, First Nations women stood up against the combined assault of the RCMP and Southwestern Energy Company to defend their families, community, and ultimately their future. The RCMP had…

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