Sunday, June 24, 2018

Prioritizing Play

This article, which I wrote a long time ago, just went live on the CBC:

Prioritizing play: Splash pads, parks and wading pools are vital infrastructure, Joanne Seiff writes

..and my kids are playing with enormous balls in the front yard as I post this on a Sunday afternoon.  It's been a strange time to work on editing this piece for publication.

Here's to hoping all kids, everywhere, (regardless of immigration status, which of course, they do not control) can have safe, loving opportunities to play, with hugs and kisses from loved ones after a tumble or when resting and taking a break.

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Blogger Alison said...


I did find great but grim satisfaction in the tweet from the King of the Netherlands with a photo, saying, This is The Hague. We will see you there soon, Donald. (Or words to that effect.) It was in response to the news of children being kidnapped--there is morally no other word for it--from their parents. Who happened to be following our laws for applying for asylum legally but were guilty of being poor and brown.


June 25, 2018 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger Joanne said...

Yes, Alison, when I read your post about that, I was so moved to see a king saying that. It is important we stand up for what is moral and right, even as children are being shuffled around the US without their parents or their consent. Thank you for responding to it...we say more and say it louder when we stand together.

June 26, 2018 at 9:16 AM  

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