NINA MUNTEANU ❏ Who should read this? Eco-feminists, Al enthusiasts, water activists, post-capitalists, eco-entrepreneurs, environmental policy geeks, science buffs, Maude Barlow.
Kroon’s comments (paraphrased): I am familiar with Nina Munteanu’s work as a sci-fi writer. I see her work as an evolution of classic ecofeminist thought in her acknowledgment of the ongoing struggle of Indigenous leaders (especially women and two-spirit folks) in protecting water, warning the world that water is life and there needs to be respect for water, and respect for women as water-keepers.
PEMA HOU ❏ DUBAI HOT AIR BALLOON ADVENTURE
The cold air hit me as I stepped out of the vehicle with my friends, banishing any trace of sleepiness. We had awaken at an ungodly hour for the ride that took us from the lights of still slumbering glitzy Dubai to the inky vastness of the desert.
RANDALL MACDONALD ❏ “Professor K, you are wearing a coat. Is it cold outside?” “Yes, Ada. My car said it was 29 degrees.” “Celsius?” “You are making another joke.” “Funny?” “Yes.” “Okay. But not quite like the Nun and Priest walking into a bar joke?” “No. Have you finished run…” I looked up at the test run that should have taken an hour more, yet. “… uh, run lg2028?” “Yes. Shall I run it a second time?”
SERINA LEWIS ❏ It was the beginning of May, and another school year was over. Only, this one was different-we were not coming back to this school. In fact, we were not coming back to any school in June. We were leaving our school, our friends, our home, our city, and our country. We were moving across the globe to a faraway land. Canada. We had dreamed about this for years and planned each step. Not everything went according to plan, but that’s where adaptability, resilience and perseverance came in handy.
FRANCES FROMMER ❏ ACCEPTANCE No matter how we look or feel, they are there for us. COMPANIONSHIP They will sit on or near us as long as they can. MOTIVATION To keep our floors clean AND get up in the morning. INSPIRATION To collect, to dance, to paint and to write. HEALTH For “purrfect” pain relief and relaxation, hug and stroke your cat.