Monthly Archives: February 2011
I attended a fabulous presentation by Morton Simmonds of North Preston. Morton was the first black man hired as a corrections officer in Atlantic Canada. That was in 1972 and Morton has been a trailblazer ever since. The session was held at the Old Thyme Cafe in Dartmouth that is owned and operated by the Elizabeth Fry Society and women who are being supported by this impressive and important agency. They make great meals including a fabulous breakfast sandwich.
Aung San Suu Kyi is free today! The Burmese pro-democracy leader has spent fifteen of the last 21 years in detention without a trial. Today she is free. Also this week Canadian’s took time to remember the sacrifice of woman and men who have fought and died, or been permanently disabled, on the fields of battle in the name of peace and freedom. So it is fitting as I sit on a beautiful Saturday morning in mid November to reflect… Read more