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Blog posts : "poverty"

Friend, Can You Spare a Dime?

September 17, 2013

So Thursday is moving day. Holy snap that snuck up fast, just like it always does. Thursday morning we fly out of Victoria for the last time, over the majestic Coastal Rockies, the prairies, the northern boreal forest and then finally land about 5 ho…

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Friday Foodie

July 19, 2013

Since my last post I've had two job interviews; one went OK but they're not offering enough for us to cover our bills and daycare costs, and the other misled me into thinking they were offering an office admin or customer service job while it was act…

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The More Things Change

July 15, 2013

It's said that when a person dies, or is close to death, they see a light at the end of a long tunnel. That light has become a metaphor for the end of struggle, a coming of peace and respite, and realization of hopes and dreams. For the month I worke…

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Around the Table

April 23, 2013

The peach coloured tablecloth is a perfect compliment to the warm tones of the wallpaper, paper that is scattered over with semigloss pears, peaches, apricots and apples. Shiny copper pots and pans are illuminated by a five-armed light which hovers j…

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The Obesity / Poverty Link

January 23, 2013

In light of Monday's post, I found this article from 2010 from the CBC News: Poor and Fat: the link between poverty and fat.

"Many of these factors are also linked to poverty, however. A 2009 study in Montreal, for example, demonstrated that low-inc…

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Lose Weight or Lose Your Welfare

January 21, 2013

Why is it that some of the most disturbing stories I read about the treatment of fat people and their families comes out of the U.K? I'm sure it has something to do with them being a small island nation and purposely isolated for so much of history. …

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All Natural Shame

January 9, 2013

Edited to add: Thank you so much to the people who have donated already. I always knew the internet was a special place where people could connect, despite never having met, but I've  never really experienced that for myself. Now I have. Thank you so…

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