Two Disabled Persons in Love

08/24/2017 The Social Eyes 0

Mary and Matthew, disabled persons, may not be able to walk like normal people. But their love lets them soar above their physical difficulties. They lean on each other in hard times. They revel in each other’s daily cycle of victory and defeat. They enjoy […] See more

What is Suicide?

08/24/2017 Raymond Viger 2

The reality is that suicide is an assault. In the Italian writer Dante’s classic work The Inferno, written in 1321, he gives readers a tour of hell. He puts suicides in his seventh circle of hell. He calls them “the violent against themselves.” They are […] See more

Not Ready to Die?

Note: Jean-Pierre Bellemare was convicted in 2021 of a crime committed in 2018, and is currently incarcerated. Right now, I have no thoughts of suicide. Having lived a tumultuous life, I’ve often found myself in danger. Sometimes, it’s been police who wanted to shoot at […] See more

The AIDS Virus: Alexandra Wants a Baby

08/24/2017 Delphine Caubet 1

In 2011, over three-quarters of all Canadians stricken with HIV were males. Sometimes, women feel left aside when resources for HIV-positive persons are allocated. To find out what this might mean in practical terms we spoke to Alexandra, who agreed to let us publish her […] See more

How We’ve Gone Backwards

08/23/2017 Colin McGregor 0

Jules Hetzel, publisher, brought the world the works of the father of science fiction, French writer Jules Verne (1828-1905). Colin McGregor  File: Homelesness. Hetzel encouraged Verne to blend fast-paced adventure tales with futuristic scientific gadgetry. Together they launched beloved best­sellers like Around the World in Eighty […] See more

Bistro Artist: Kim Zombik

08/23/2017 The Social Eyes 0

Kim Zombik will enjoy planetary fame sooner rather than later. If that doesn’t  happen, safe to say that the ghosts of Nina Simone and Billie Holiday won’t be pleased with we terrestrial mortals… File: Artist Kim Zombik’s musical path has been impressive. Where to begin? She’s […] See more

School Bullying: Fighting the good fight

08/23/2017 The Social Eyes 0

“Bullying is a community problem. It’s not just a matter for the bully and the bullied. Everyone has a stake in it: schools, families, even witnesses.” By Louise Marchand  File: Bullying These are the words of Jasmine Roy, whose foundation bears her name. Her organization […] See more

Respect: Society’s Off-Key Note

08/23/2017 The Social Eyes 0

Friday. The sun beats down on Montréal. I’m driving west in my car. A hundred souls await my arrival. On this night, I’m off to give my umpteenth seminar. But this time, the audience will be made up of teenagers. Nerves disrupt my thoughts. When […] See more