Activity Being Avoided: preparing lessons
Music In My Head: nothing — I’m listening to Peter, Paul and Mary
Tea Being Drunk: none — sometimes weird things happen
Book Being Read: The Divinity Gene by Matthew J. Trafford
When my kids were younger, I took them to Remembrance Day ceremonies because I figured they would need to know everything before they made their own decisions. I’m pleased to say that they no longer attend Remembrance Day ceremonies either.S
At the moment, CBC’s headline is “Remembrance Day Ceremony Recalls ‘Pain and Sorrow’ of War“. Recalls — as if Canada is not currently involved in any wars.
Ignorance is not innocence. All these blue dots are where Canadian Forces are right now:
Yeah, I know it’s theoretically all “peace keeping”. Tell that to the parents who are trying to raise children in those places.
I’m reminded of a poem by Susan Musgrave:
Let’s not invent any more weapons.
Let’s grope in the fog
wearing coarse wool underwear instead.
Let’s be kind to one another
and let’s not write any more hate poetry.
Let’s pretend we’re in love with one another.
You go first.