There’s no one way to Grieve

A superb commentary on how each of us, in our own way, at our own pace, deals with and copes with grief, and accepts, or doesn’t accept the loss of a loved one.  After losing my father last year, I too continue to ‘sort out’ and ‘dig deep’ to find a place where his absence in my life does not feel still so raw.

For the first three years after my beloved brother’s death, I could not bear to say his name out loud or look at a picture of him. So it was with both compassion and dread that I read Sheryl Sandberg’s new book Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, And Finding Joy, which describes her life…

via My experience of grief looks nothing like Sheryl Sandberg’s — Quartz

Hedgehogs

In Part One I explained the background to my having three hedgehogs in a pen in my back garden. Here I shall tell you about the time they spent here. First we need proper introductions. When they arrived back to me they had been marked with nail varnish which was difficult to see especially from […]

via Hedgehog B&B – Part Two — rambling ratz

Culture Wars & Appropriation 

I understand the power imbalance of different groups, I get it, but I also support and encourage creativity, imagination and the power of storytelling. These traits belong to all humans, and I am of the opinion that we have evolved as a species through the borrowing, bartering and yes, the bastardization of cultural and social ‘aartifacts’.   If you are offended by something written, painted, said, etc., you have the right, and a myriad of forums to offer your reaction.  I have the right, and the forums to provide my perspective as well. 

‘Really tiring’: Indigenous writer says ‘appropriation prize’ op-ed is proof more needs to be done

http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/cultural-appropriation-media-1.4114158

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