THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: THE PERKS OF CAREGIVING: MY STORY

From time to time, I host guest writers on my blog.  Today, young caregiver Henry Kingston shares his story. Thanks for reading and sharing! Donna MY FAMILY STORY My father was my best friend as he was very well aware of my life inside out. He never scolded me even when I was entirely unreasonable ...

A Novelist's Eye: Lilian Nattel Online: Review: Little Failure

Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a memoir about life as an immigrant child from the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 1980s, a subject that I’ve become very interested in because of this memoir. I rated this a four (though I am against ratings really) because the ...

Politics and its Discontents: A Remarkable Revelation!

I am a person who believes in a transcendent reality. I mention this only to provide a context for the book I am currently reading entitled Paranormal: My Life in Pursuit of the Afterlife, written by Raymond Moody, the psychiatrist who for the past four decades has done pioneering work in the near-death experience. While ...

Canadian Progressive World: Canada’s Shame: Acclaimed Inuit Artist Pregnant And Homeless In Ottawa

“We CAN look after each other better than we do today” and “Canada is a great country, one of the hopes of the world. We can be a better one – a country of greater equality, justice, and opportunity.” – the late NDP Leader, Jack Layton Emotional by nature, I am. Very. But this is the ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: 15 Crazy Things About Vaginas… And Why I’m A Big Fan

“The idea that an adult man could be distressed by the word “vagina” is hilarious, and also deeply sinister.” – Sarah Ditum Dear reader, before we get to the 15 Crazy Things About Vaginas, I must torture you with my little story. You must understand why I,  a middle-aged black male born and raised in a socially-conservative ...