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Spirit Day 2020

Spirit Day is a commemoration originally created to recognize the disproportionate levels of bullying and harassment of  LGBTQ youth. It is a time for people of all gender identities and orientations to unite against bullying. We recognize that regardless of … Continue reading

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Pink Shirt Day

“I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied: ‘The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that’s fair.’ In these words he epitomized the history of the … Continue reading

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Kiss A Ginger Day

I stepped outside at about a quarter-til-four this early morning to see if Orange the cat would show up as he usually does. I didn’t have to wait because he was already perched on my doorstep. I sat on the … Continue reading

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No Bullying

The ages-old problem of bullying has been getting a lot of necessary press coverage in recent years. Authorities are finally admitting that the bullies and the bullied suffer severe psychological distress for various reasons surrounding this social ill. Today is … Continue reading

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Social Injustice And Me

The desire for fairness and justice appear to be an inborn quality of human beings and many other animals. We want benefits and punishments to be meted out fairly. When a small child is reprimanded for an action he did … Continue reading

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Redheadedness

The most severe case of sunburn I ever suffered came about during playful swimming in the Arabian Sea. Some friends and I spent a day at a semi-deserted beach north of Mumbai, India. Apparently the sea water dissolved the SPF … Continue reading

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It’s Spirit Day

Many people do not know that the third Thursday of October is Spirit Day. Many people who do know about Spirit Day, don’t understand the reason we have it. Spirit Day began in Canada in response to bullying-related suicides of … Continue reading

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