One hundred years ago today, on December 14th, 1918, Ireland’s Constance Markievicz became the first woman to be elected to the British Parliament. She fought for Ireland in the Easter Rising of 1916 and I remember seeing her clothes and weapons on display in a museum when we visited Dublin. Continue reading
Comfort zones. It’s a challenge to leave them. I’m not a big long-distance driver. I do clock a lot of kilometers each week travelling to dance and school and hockey and groceries and all the things families do. But it’s usually local. However, this past weekend I veered off in a different direction. Continue reading
Tears are streaming down my face. Just watched the documentary about the final 15-show tour of The Tragically Hip. Talk about bravery.
None of the band members thought the tour would actually happen. Based on how front man Gord Downie was doing after brain cancer surgery.
But they stoically met at the rehearsal stage and they prepared. Continue reading