Category Archives: Bullying

Freedom of Speech vs. Hate Speech?

There is this comedian in Quebec, by the name of Mike Ward, who is contesting a fine levied against him by a human rights commission.  The whole case on the surface appears to be about freedom of speech, but I … Continue reading

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Standing Up To Bullies

Click Here to Support Frank Although I doubt it will change the world, I did my part yesterday to stand up and challenge at least one bully. There has been a news story here in Quebec, about a comic by … Continue reading

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Self-Esteem: Society’s Problem, Not Mine

I actually very much dislike the word self-esteem, largely because the first part, the “self” part, implies that self-esteem develops in a vacuum. The “self” part causes too many people to believe, that when one’s esteem is low or weak, … Continue reading

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Need a Hug?

Click Here to Support Frank The son of a good friend, had a best friend, perhaps his only real good friend, move away.  Since then, this grade four boy has had trouble making friends, which got me to thinking about … Continue reading

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Life Changing Book

My biggest hang-up has always been my fear of revealing my artwork. Even after publishing “Leander the Late Bloomer” back in late December of 2015, I continue to struggle to even touch my drawing tools. Feelings of inadequacy abound, even … Continue reading

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In Defense of Children

Click Here to Support this free Blog Bullying is often thought of as easily spotted, clearly wrong, and should never be allowed. But there is a very subtle form of bullying I would like to address, that happens most often … Continue reading

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Stand Up To Your Doctor

Click Here to Support this free Blog Being raised as a good Catholic kid, it was ingrained in me to always respect authority.  One of the biggest authority figures one can have in life is your doctor.  Especially if you … Continue reading

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Life Lessons of Chess

Click Here to Support Frank “Don’t be afraid of losing, be afraid of playing a game and not learning something.” – Dan Heisman “Win with grace, lose with dignity!”  –  Susan Polgar Life is not so much about being first, … Continue reading

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On Being a Peaceful and Positive Person

Click Here to Support this free Blog Sometimes memories resurface and I cannot get rid of them until I write them down. I’m writing this story and sending it out like a message in a bottle, in the hopes that … Continue reading

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Turning Points (Or, winning friends and embarrassing enemies)

Click Here to Support this free Blog       Author”s Note:  Making fun of someone because they are different, sadly, is one of the most accepted forms of bullying. It is so accepted in fact, that many comedians and … Continue reading

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