LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Choosing love, acceptance, kindness


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To Linda Ross,

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To Linda Ross,

Most of what I wish to convey in response to Ms. Hackenschmidt’s presentation has been said: some eloquently, some with personal risk, some poetically.

And so, as a nonagenarian having time for learning, reflection, experience, yet fading skill, I am challenged by lives, courage and angels amongst not to be carried only by them. I am a member of Knox United Church. I was a member of PFLAG and I am a supporter of Brandon Pride.

Synthia Wright’s succinct and beautiful letter encapsulated most of what I wished I could have written. Some hurts stay with us all our lives no matter what greatness we have given to the world.

With sorrow I recalled the acceptance and love of what I assumed, rightly or wrongly, the brilliant professor at Brandon University Dr. Micheale Susan Roddy’s suicide a few years ago perhaps did not experience.

Fellow citizens, love, acceptance and kindness are stronger than neglect, ignorance and hate.



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