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The Macho Paradox

Jackson Katz, on discussing his book, The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help (excerpted from an interview by Kendra Olson Hodgson, Media Education Foundation). Fundamentally,... 



Ending Violence: Creating Peace

For me, discussing ‘creating peace’ without naming ‘ending violence’ would be to jump to solution while neglecting to acknowledge there is a problem. It would at least be misleading,... 



Humanity Man

Well, hello there, my fellow zombies. I trust and hope you had the merriest of New Year’s. I sure did. In fact, one of the days I had just before the holidays could be described as... 



Slavery in Food Production

What would you do if you knew that some food items you usually buy were produced using slave labour? I am referring to ones we do not grow locally, such as sugar, coffee and chocolate. Illustration... 



They Are Doing the Best They Can

Twelve days before Christmas I sat with a friend looking out into the bustling throng in a big department store. Some were cheerful; others were sombre as they went about their shopping.... 



Harvesting the Bounty of Bacteria

Several years back, I had a nasty sinus infection that resisted several treatments of antibiotics before clearing up. Unfortunately, in the process, I killed most of the natural flora... 



Connecting With One Another

Life has its ups and downs. Certainly some of us experience them more than others. They can be small (getting over a cold, receiving a note of appreciation) or large (being laid off... 



Book Review: Grandmothers Counsel the World

It is funny how I chose Grandmothers Counsel the World by Carol Schaefer. You know the saying ‘don’t judge a book by its cover,’ well… that is actually how I chose this book!... 



Stepping Up for Peace

Ramblings of an Old Flower Child: Stepping Up for Peace Do you want peace in your world? Really? If so, what do you think it would take to achieve that? Does your answer revolve around... 



Home Alone

I’ve always been fascinated by astronomy. I followed the progress of the new Mars explorer, Curiosity, as it made the journey to Mars and then safely descended to its surface earlier... 



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