This week has been extremely challenging. We’re facing a third wave here and vaccines are still rolling out very slowly. Vaccine hesitancy is incredibly high especially with the blood clot issues that have been reported.
In the states, there was 13 year old boy killed by a police officer while the boy had his hands up, another person was killed when a police officer reached for their gun instead of their taser, a mass shooting occurred at a fedex facility, and the ongoing trial of Derek Chauvin is defending what we all saw for over nine minutes.
Some weeks, the world feels so heavy and any joy I find feels like escapism in the face of an unjust world.
I have nothing profound to say, I have nothing to add. I’m just sad and struggling.
As the United States appears to finally be winding down the 20 year war in Afghanistan, I can’t help but wonder what this means for the region.
This week in billionaires acting unethically, we see a fundraiser for covid relief from a corporation that has added billions to their net worth since the pandemic started. Ok great.
I had completely forgotten about the initial allegations about Galloway – but this new development has the potential to affect legal precedent going forwards.
Late last week, Facebook drew my attention to this page. I wasn’t previously aware that BC had a spousal cap in place for persons with disabilities. Please take a moment and review this information. If you feel comfortable, the website has information on writing to your MLA and appropriate ministers.
Related to the financial challenges facing disabled people, but not specifically about marriage, you may want to also read this CBC article titled “The ‘crip tax’: Everything has a cost, but for people with disabilities that’s quite literally the case”.
Finally, to learn more about the roots of disability activism in the United States, the critically acclaimed documentary “Crip Camp” is on Netflix Canada.
I won’t say too much about this because it’s for my book club and I don’t want my friends to hear my talking points ad nauseam.
Suffice to say, I thought it was beautiful, heart wrenching, perfect and the pace of it was totally disarming. Highly recommend.
Ok, once you pay for the packing fee and the delivery on this one, it is NOT cheap. But if you want a snowy, sweet, super delightful shaved ice treat, this is my new favourite!
Layers of sweet shaved ice are topped with sweet sauces and crumbled toppings. They are MASSIVE, and generally I get 3-4 servings from each.
I particularly love both the Oreo and the cheesecake flavours. I would note that I think there are maybe almonds on the cheesecake one if you have food sensitivity or allergies.
To a better week ahead my dear friends!