Where are you when you get ahead?

The slogan of the Conservative Party of Canada during the last general election was “It’s Time For You To Get Ahead.”

All throughout the election, I pondered the reasons why I hated it and did not expect it to resonate strongly with voters, including conservatives. Continue reading “Where are you when you get ahead?”

Cultivating patriotism

I am reading various books with dramatic stories of immigrants and refugees to Canada – stories of persons who have fled civil war, genocide, and terrorism. While many details in these books are heart-wrenching, shocking, and extreme, what I find interesting is what is actually most moving because the things that move me most are not so much the intense episodes but rather the tender ones. Continue reading “Cultivating patriotism”