Author Archives: onenotsoboredhousewife

The C-Word

I know what your thinking… that word. Why is she even bringing it up? The worst word in the English language. It inspires anger and disgust. It illustrates hate. And it is used as a weapon, to denigrate and demoralize. … Continue reading

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Shortages, pandemics and a lack of last resorts…

Written for and published by Nova Scotia Parents for Public Education December 4, 2021 I have been mulling and fuming for weeks, trying to find a way to express the very real grief I am feeling for our teachers and … Continue reading

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Rearview Mirror

Warning – The following contains topics and details that some may find disturbing. My first husband beat me. Violently, relentlessly and without remorse. Until I finally left. I don’t talk to a lot of people about the past. Most of … Continue reading

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The Dishonourable Honourables

Why are we cutting down our protected areas, right before we protect them? It has happened before in Joggins. And this month, yet another story came out about a golf course being plotted for an ecologically unique area, in Little … Continue reading

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Dear Stephen McNeil, (again)

It has been 16 days since I wrote to you, regarding my health care experience. A lot has happened since then. And I wanted to get back to you about some of what has transpired. I also wonder if your … Continue reading

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Dear Stephen McNeil,

Today, I am sitting here, trying to be calm and trying harder not to cry. I have cried far too much over the past year. First due to constant pain, and then due to horrible consequences I have faced, caused … Continue reading

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A letter to my girls

To my girls. It is Mother’s Day. And I am overwhelmed with emotions this year, in volumes I have not felt before. I have always been a bit of an emotional mess on this one day every year, due to … Continue reading

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Closures of all sorts opening people’s eyes

Dear Lisa, What do you do when you live in Cape Breton, you have a doctor shortage, two hospitals are slated to close, ERs are almost always closed, there is a chronic shortage of ambulances and the Minister of Health … Continue reading

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The Environment Needs its Own Local and Independent Journalism

“I became a journalist because I did not want to rely on newspapers for information.” ― Christopher Hitchens Living in the Maritimes, it is easy to go decades without a complete understanding of a troubling, and perhaps even corrupted system … Continue reading

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What are we waiting for?

If you have been listening to the discussion around clear cutting and glyphosate spraying in the province, you will know that Prof. Lahey presented a Forestry Review, three months ago, months after its anticipated completion. You will also know that … Continue reading

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