Amanda Todd has a lesson for us but it’s not online

It’s all too little too late for Amanda Todd. Where, I am wondering, were the 700,000 people who now express online ‘like’ for the teenager when she needed them most?  What use to her, really, are the 100 Facebook memorial pages set up in her memory? Across the country people are staging makeshift memorials for … Continue reading Amanda Todd has a lesson for us but it’s not online

In this week of valentines, suicide speaks of love

As the ripples of Valentine’s Day recede, I am thinking not of the sugary sweetness of love. Rather, I’m left pondering a love that is riddled with pain, a love that scars and tears at the heart. In this week of Valentine’s love, I watched with amusement as a line, eight-men deep, formed for grocery … Continue reading In this week of valentines, suicide speaks of love