Memorial 2018

On August 14, 1994, a young woman named Karen Lewis was murdered and her body thrown in a dumpster. For several years after her death, Calgarians gathered to remember Karen and other women who were murdered. In 1999, Edmonton survivors, grieving parents, and CEASE Board members decided to hold a similar event. The first Edmonton … Continue reading “Memorial 2018”

Faces of Vulnerability

I drove downtown to see my new billboard. It is posted on the SE corner of 111 Ave and 97 Street, best viewed travelling east or south. Standing a few feet away, her back to me, was a slim girl carrying a sign. She walked up and down the street a couple time before I … Continue reading “Faces of Vulnerability”

MISSING

Today, the Monday of Heritage Day weekend, I forgot it was a civic holiday rather than a Stat holiday until a service man rang the doorbell. Of course, it was a civic holiday and my mind flooded with memories from twenty-one years ago. In 1997, the first Monday was August 4th. I was employed by … Continue reading “MISSING”

June 21 ~ Summer Solstice ~ Remembering Suman Virk (died June 16, 2018)

June 21 is a day of many celebrations in Alberta.  #Lovethesun  #NationalIndigenousDays  #TruthandReconciliation  Long before any of those, it was my father’s birthday as readers will know or can discover below. Summer solstice in the northern hemisphere is when Sun blesses Earth with the year’s longest period of daylight.   The Alberta College of Social Workers called its … Continue reading “June 21 ~ Summer Solstice ~ Remembering Suman Virk (died June 16, 2018)”

Earth Day

Happy Earth Day to my readers and friends. As we celebrate our life together on Mother Earth, we are reminded of the directions of the Medicine Wheel. Our body is nurtured by the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink.  We, people of the earth, in turn have an obligation … Continue reading “Earth Day”