The subject of national pride has been on my mind of late. There is the obvious, which concerns the Olympics and the overwhelming, all-consuming, fountain-spouting, arms-waving ecstasy at Canada’s double hockey gold medals. There’s a lot of Canadian pride out there at the moment, despite a government proposal to politically correct a line in our national anthem (which, by the way, I think is dumb and a half). Continue reading
Normally, I like to blog about hobbies, music and things I do for fun. However, the earthquake in Haiti has been what occupies much of my thoughts lately. Seeing human misery on such a scale, it is impossible not to want to help. I haven’t suddenly morphed into a newshound who stays glued to the TV or internet 24/7, but I have found myself thinking of the people affected and trying to find ways to help. From what I hear from friends, I know I’m not the only one thinking this way. To put things in perspective, I saw in today’s news that the casualties from this earthquake are on a par with those from the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 - but they’re all in one country rather than scattered across several.