Treaty People

Last month, I read a book by Edmonton Author Carissa Halton called Little Yellow House. I had been thinking a great deal about my own journey toward Truth and Reconciliation and one chapter in this book affected my consideration, especially after participating in the Blanket Exercise, as I described last week. Last week’s blog was…

Book Review – Little Yellow House

Just before Christmas, I visited Edmonton for a weekend. To feed my Independent Bookstore habit, I sought out Audrey’s Books. As a souvenir, I found Carissa Halton’s Little Yellow House: Finding Community in a Changing Neighbourhood. I am pleased to add it to my bookshelf alongside Happy City and Streetopia. Whenever I read such books,…

Brothers

I was waiting in the grocery store line last week, watching two preschool siblings. They were clearly both getting tired and a bit bored so they decided to entertain themselves by fighting with each other. As they snatched snacks from the grocery cart and then ripped them out of each other’s hands, I felt very…

Book Review – Old Scores

If you need something to read on a cold January evening or weekend, why no consider a mystery set in Victorian England? Old Scores was the first mystery I read by Will Thomas. As well as providing good entertainment, I learned something about Japan’s relationship with both England and America in the nineteenth century. Some…

Book Review – My Brain Needs Glasses

I’m reviewing a very good book on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – for children. This book was translated from French and was written by a Psychiatrist from Quebec who specializes in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dr. Annick Vincent. My Brain Needs Glasses: Living with Hyperactivity is well-translated and very understandable. It is written so…