Allison's Book Bag


Posted on: July 2, 2014

Although I now live in the United States, I’m originally from Canada. For that reason, it’s been a pleasure these past two years for me to write a guest post for my dad’s blog in honor of Canada Day, which happens on July 1.

Canada Flag, Source: Creative Commons

Canadian Flag, Source: Creative Commons

For this year’s guest post, I expanded upon an article on freedom which I had written back in 1992 in honor of Canada’s 125th birthday. My article addresses how I value freedom but also how my understanding of that concept has changed over the years. I apparently had a lot to write, because the article ended up being about 300o words, which is how come my dad published it in three parts. Here are the links:

In case you missed it, for last year’s post, I updated an article which I had written about my grandmothers, neither of whom was originally from Canada. Through my conversations with them, their pride in their new country rings strong, but I also felt struck by how relevant the differences in their viewpoints about whether to hold onto or let go of their heritage are to us today. Here is the link: Canada–A New Homeland


2 Responses to "Freedom"

Thanks again, Allison, for writing a Canada Day article for my blog. Also thanks for providing links to it at Allison’s Book Bag.

You’re welcome! I look forward to writing a guest post again next year. 🙂

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Summer Reviews

Books can take connect us with strangers, take us to unique places, and introduce us to new ideas. They can also offer hope in a chaotic world. And so I must share what I read!

Each week, I’ll introduce you to religious books, Advanced Reader Copies, animal books, or diversity books. Some I’ll review as singles and others as part of round-ups. Just ahead, there will be reviews of:

  • Joni: The unforgettable story of a young woman’s struggle against quadriplegia & depression by Joni Eareckson
  • The True Story of the World’s Most Beloved Animal Sanctuary by Samantha Glen
  • Brothers in hope : the story of the Lost Boys of Sudan–refugees by Mary Williams
  • The Inner Life of Cats by Thomas McNamee



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