World Down Syndrome Day 2017 passed on March 21st. This day of celebration and raising awareness is organized by Down Syndrome International to give voice to individuals who aren’t often heard in the mainstream. Although there has been increasing advocacy in Canada for education, opportunities and jobs for people with Down Syndrome, there is still … Continue reading Language Beyond Words
University ruined my ability to read books. Before university I could plow through any book in a week, maybe two at the most. Now it takes me months. Maybe its because I try to read too many different things concurrently, rather than waiting till I finish one to begin another. Maybe its because my brain … Continue reading The Boy in the Moon
A forewarning: the disgruntled attitude I am about to express is in no way directed towards you. I'm sure you are a wonderful person. But let's get something clear. The adults that I live and work with are, in fact, adults. I am not parenting, babysitting or even care-taking. I am sharing life. I am … Continue reading Let Me Be Clear
My own words seem inadequate tonight. This video, made by members of L'arche Cape Breton, says more about the people I am learning to love than I could ever express: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYA6OjG_E4k&feature=channel_page "Whatever their gifts and limitations, all people are bound together in a common humanity."
I've been thinking about this quote quite a bit since I read it on a friend's blog recently: "My heart is moved by all I cannot save: so much has been destroyed I have to cast my lot with those who age after age, perversely, with no extraordinary power, reconstitute the world. ...a passion to … Continue reading To Make, and Make Again