Category Archives: Barnardo’s Homes

Apology as Public Ritual: Why It’s Still Important

The Evolution of Apology “Confession is good for the soul.” Though we in the 21st century West are living in a post-religious age, the role of ritual is no less important to human nature than it ever was. This is … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Forgotten’ documentary disappointing

“The act of uprooting children and sending them, alone, across the ocean to work in a strange land… must be regarded as one of the most Draconian measures in the entire history of children in English-speaking society. Its impact on … Continue reading

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Federal MP launches apology motion for Home Children

In this era of politics characterized by brazen corruption and the naked pursuit of power at any cost, it’s refreshing to know we have people like Alex Atamanenko, MP for BC Southern Interior. Alex and I have conferred on a … Continue reading

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Dr. Barnardo: Saint or Villain?

“Two nations; between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other’s habits thoughts and feelings as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets.” —British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli … Continue reading

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Awakening from the Nightmare of History

“History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.” —James Joyce, Ulysses Joyce’s quote, one of the most famous in recent literary history, seems more apt than ever at this time in the 21st century. Without debating the merits … Continue reading

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Promises of Home—A Review

Promises of Home—Stories of Canada’s British Home Children by Rose McCormick Brandon  Who will love my boys, treat them as their own… Who will love my girls, keep them safe and warm? —Barbara Perkins, Home Child: A Musical Journey In our rush … Continue reading

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Children’s Ghosts Spring Tour 2014 Pt. 3

Kelowna Museum, Kelowna, BC • Thursday, May 22, 7 pm We always love staying at Joyce House B&B in Kelowna, although this time our hosts Keith and Judy Standing were in Europe. (http://www.joycehouse.ca) Really enjoyed getting to know our new … Continue reading

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