Last week, a colleague of mine said that she felt like she was in a third world or paramilitary country when she visited the skydome. Those may not have been her exact words, but that is the gist of it. In preparation for the G20 here in Toronto, her baseball experience was marred by the presence of … [Continue reading] G20 Afterthoughts
It's getting hot in here.... The recent unrest about happenings at Pride Toronto leave me questioning how far we have come from our roots. Pride parades began because of discrimination and injustice. They marked a turning point in visibility and demanding equal rights. We are fortunate to live in … [Continue reading] What’s happening at Toronto Pride?
Today marks the international day for the elimination of homophobia. Fittingly, Egale Canada launched their new website today that is a national resource for setting up/supporting Gay-Straight Alliances in high schools. www.MyGSA.ca. Very exciting! A few notables for the morning's … [Continue reading] International Anti-Homophobia Day
The Pros and Cons of Automated Attendants. My partner has lost her luggage on the way from Chicago to Toronto. In the course of tracing the elusive bags, we have had the pleasure of the popular automated attendant. On a whim, my partner decided to speak with an accent. To be fair, her accent … [Continue reading] Automated Attendants in a Multicultural Age
Over the last few weeks we have heard about the proposed (and now passed) law in Arizona about illegal immigration. Reading over the summary my first thought is: this sounds like war time in Nazi Germany. In Arizona, the new law states that: - "it is a misdemeanor crime of willful failure to … [Continue reading] The Ripple Effects of the Arizona Immigration Law
I recently saw the movie Babies. It's a beautiful movie that follows the first year in the life of 4 babies from 4 different parts of the world: Namibia, Tokyo, Mongolia and San Francisco. There is no narration, the clips show similar experiences, and we are left to make our own conclusions about … [Continue reading] Babies – the movie
So I'm sitting in Lettieri at Queen and Spadina with Social Media Wingman. He has just helped me to set up this, my first blog. And although I have been thinking about doing this for a while now, I have to say that suddenly, I have a bit of stage fright. What if I write something stupid? But … [Continue reading] My first post