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Rad Dads In Children’s Lit

(A version of this article first appeared in Kingston Neighbours magazine, June, 2022.) Dads have often gotten a bad rap in children’s stories.  Take fairy tales, for example. Sometimes dads are weak, like the father in Hansel and Gretel who abandons his children in a forest at the urging of their step-mother. Other times they… Continue Reading →

A MOMent for Mothers

I’ll love you forever,  I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living my Mommy you’ll be. — Love You Forever, by Canadian children’s author, Robert Munsch Written in 1986, Munsch’s iconic Love You Forever, a children’s story about a mother’s unconditional love for her son and the circle of life, has sold 15… Continue Reading →

How Can We Invest In Our Planet?

“The climate crisis has already been solved. We already have all the facts and solutions. All we have to do is to wake up and change.” ~ Greta Thunberg, environmental youth activist, 2018 (A version of this article first appeared in the Kingston Neighbours magazine, April, 2022.) It’s impossible to talk about Earth Day, which… Continue Reading →


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