On insults that are not insults

Last week my daughter came home from school very upset. I hear. I wasn’t there. I was a at a conference. But thanks to the miracle of cellphones, I talked to my husband who filled me in. “She won’t tell me what’s wrong,” he said. So I decided to surprise her after her swimming lesson.Continue reading “On insults that are not insults”

It’s a Girl’s World: Comments on an NFB film about bullying

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Back to life, back to reality

Do you remember that Soul II Soul song? Now, who doesn’t, come September, get that song in their head? The kids have been back at school for over a week now. The Montreal French School Board likes to think out of the box and make the kids all start on a Thursday. Innovative or blasphemousContinue reading “Back to life, back to reality”