|I'm hoping for tomatoes in a couple of months.|
or who are isolated due to the pandemic. I'm trying to understand more about racial discrimination and how it affects the lives of so many people.
As a teacher of English as a Second Language and of Canadian Citizenship, a facilitator of Multicultural Friendship and of Me to We clubs, I have worked with immigrant people and in intercultural education for many years. My early experiences with the Québec exchange and the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews provided me with an early exposure to diversity.
But, as a white woman of British/French origins, I have not experienced racial discrimination. My opportunities have been abundant and I am not likely to encounter police brutality. I have only read books about the experiences of indigenous, African-American, and immigrant people. I'm not sure what the change will look like but I am certain that there must be change in how racialized people are treated.
We are trying out new plants on our new open balcony. It's an east-facing long, narrow balcony so I'm using window boxes on the railing to create more gardening space. So far, I'm very pleased with this ornamental oregano in the boxes. I've chosen a red/pink colour scheme so it works well with neighbouring coleus plant. We've had so much rain that leafy plants are thriving.
|Kent Beauty ornamental oregano|
|I've got another book order to pick up at Hager's.|
from the shop website. It's always fun to get some new books. I'll donate or share them with friends.
Monsieur and I are visiting our first restaurant together. I went out with a friend whose husband has just been diagnosed with cancer and with my daughter. The restaurants are taking lots of precautions here and I feel quite safe.
I don't know where we'll be in 2 or 3 months but I hope that you are growing, reading and thinking too.