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    Ani DiFranco

    Blog | Monday, 12 Nov 2007
    My knowledge of popular musicians is generally issue-linked. I didn’t really know Sting’s music until I met him in the effort to stop a dam in the Amazon. I became a Midnight Oil fan when Peter...

    What the Speech from the Throne said about Kyoto...

    Blog | Friday, 26 Oct 2007
    Hello again... I wrote this column for the Pictou Advocate... I thought you might find it interesting! Meanwhile, I am back to nearly a full schedule. I am recovering well and have been home in my...

    To the polls or not to the polls?

    Blog | Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007
    I wrote this piece for my local weekly, The Pictou Advocate. I thought web site readers might find it interesting.....meanwhile today, October 10, hold good thoughts, cross fingers and toes, for our...

    Petra Kelly

    Blog | Tuesday, 02 Oct 2007
    November 29, 1947 - October 1, 1992 October 1, 2007 is the fifteenth anniversary of the murder of the visionary woman who founded the German Green Party, Petra Kelly. I had the great good fortune...

    Off to the Body Shop

    Blog | Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007
    That was, of course, Anita Roddick’s original wry reference. A car garage for spare parts installation. I will be heading to Ottawa General (tomorrow for tests and Friday for surgery) to get a new...

    The Montreal Protocol

    Blog | Saturday, 15 Sep 2007
    Tomorrow will be a great day in Montreal as the whole United Nations family gathers to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the negotiation of the Montreal Protocol. In September, 1987, Canada led...

    A star goes out

    Blog | Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007
    You probably know the name Anita Roddick. Maybe you have read about her as the phenomenon who launched Body Shop. I worked with her, knew her through a series of funny phone calls, met her husband...

    Twenty-Six

    Blog | Saturday, 08 Sep 2007
    Earlier this summer, Farley and Claire Mowat lent me a book they had really loved -- Twenty-Six. The author, Leo McKay, Jr., was born and raised in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. His first novel, Like...