Entries by Donald D'Haene from 12/2012

Is Education Enough to Fight AIDS?

| Posted 12.01.2012 | Canada

World AIDS Day is Saturday. How will you remember and commemorate? Last year alone, 1.7 million people worldwide died as a result of AIDS-related causes. Their deaths must not be in vain. In their memory let us take a more proactive stance in observing this special day this year. End HIV stigma now is a good message. But how? Complacency about AIDS is a major problem and education is still our only vaccine. But sometimes, somewhat surprisingly, even the educated need educating.

Would You Sacrifice For Someone Else's Well-Being?

| Posted 12.06.2012 | Canada Impact

Six thousand employees at Bell Canada's campus were warned of a ban of holiday poinsettias at a large Mississauga office. because one of their fellow employees could have a life-threatening allergic reaction to the plant. Some are asking, "Is it fair to impose the needs of one on thousands of others?"

During Christmas, I Think of My Once Homeless Brother

| Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Living

My concern for the homeless is not altruistic. I know what feeds my desire to do something, anything, for fellow human beings who have nothing: guilt, responsibility, memories -- knowing that there but for the grace of God go I. My youngest brother, Erik, has been living off and on the streets for 30 years. My family hasn't seen him in 15 years.

Les Miserables Is a Better Name for the Audience

| Posted 12.27.2012 | Canada Living

The motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation Les Misérables has been seen by more than 60-million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe and is still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 27th year. Yet, mere minutes in, I went oh, oh, something is off. This is overproduced to hell and back.