Sundays are made for new music. At least, in my world they are. Nothing better than sitting down with a cup of tea on a quiet Sunday and finding some new tunes to get me through the coming week.
This Sunday is all about Christmas albums. I’ve become addicted to tracking down Christmas music that I actually like. Turns out, my friends and favourite artists actually make that task fairly easy. Here are a few of the albums I’ll be treating myself to this week:
(Click through to download. Most are available on bandcamp. All are reasonably priced. Some are free. A few support excellent causes.)
I’d love to hear your recommendations - anything I’m missing out on?
…or at least 57%* of us did.
I recently taught a grade six class about the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Part of the curriculum focuses on how each right has an accompanying responsibility.
Yes, Canadians have a right to vote. We’re lucky. This is a right many around the world do not have. It is a right many are willing to die for. But with that right to vote comes a responsiblity to vote. That is your duty as a member of this democracy. If you do not vote, you fail to uphold your end of the deal. Without your participation, democracy fails.
A classroom full of twelve year olds understood this perfectly. Did half of Canada miss that lesson?
(*votes are still being counted, that number might change slightly)