I am sure this will get disagreements but seeing all the comments on the posts about the blockades is making me sad. People suggesting that protesters should be beaten, chased by dogs, sprayed with fire hoses, arrested, clubbed…
I understand if you disagree with the blockades. I respect your frustration at being displaced and having your day interfered with. If my brother and sister-in-law hadn’t happened to be downtown today, I would be taking several hours of unexpected buses. I hear you, it’s frustrating. But do you hear yourselves? Do you know who turns fire hoses on protesters and threatens to beat them? Do you not recognize that you are repeating the words of the Nazis, the fascists, the people stopping African-Americans seeking the right to vote?
Do you not hear yourselves? You don’t have to agree, but you don’t have to be so hateful, either, do you?
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Originally intended to simply focus on book reviews, over time, KaliDesautelsReads has morphed into its own entity.
I write about issues that are near to my heart, be they political, feminist, motherhood, mental health, or, as the title holds, books.
A thirty-something Canadian woman in my mid-thirties, I have been "super married" to my high school sweetheart since 2006, and together we have two crazy, clever, kind, hilarious, wonderful kids.
My first book - How Not To Blog: Finding Myself, One Post at a Time is available on Amazon (in eBook formats for you clever tech readers, and paperback for those of us who love that new book smell!)
I have tried a podcast - it's still on Apple and Google Podcasts - but writing is where my heart is.
My life changed dramatically when my husband was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer in 2018, and I am now a writer for a leading Canadian Cancer Non-Profit.
I am lucky enough to have a family that loves me and pushes me to be my best, even if it is outside of my cushiony comfort zone. I have a village of friends that nourish me, mentally, and spiritually.
Welcome to my thoughts. Sit down. Stay a while. Enjoy a cup of coffee!
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