In Through A Coloured Lens

“In Through a Coloured Lens” is a compilation of timely and timeless columns selected from the hundreds I have written that have appeared in Share newspaper over the past ten years. The columns touch on the lives of African Canadians and the issues that affect us, and also look beyond our Canadian borders. With my particular insights colouring each view, themes range from family relations to race relations, politics to humour, mental health and poverty, and even spirituality. For added dimension, there are illustrations by M.W. Santerre.

I’m just now realizing how brilliant Amy Winehouse was and it’s killing me

I’m just now realizing how brilliant Amy Winehouse was and it’s killing me

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This is a very thoughtful and sympathetic recalling of British-born Amy Winehouse, whose singing was her gift.

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amy-winehouseI’ve been listening to a lot of Amy Winehouse lately. It’s pretty much all I’ve been doing. That and watching her videos, interviews and documentaries. I should have realized how brilliant she was a long time ago, but I didn’t.…

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Domestic abusers are really addicts - Opinion

Here is the latest Pat Watson column as it appears in Share Newspaper

Domestic abusers are really addicts
By PAT WATSON

The recent video airing of the knockout punch from professional football player Ray Rice to his then fiancée, now wife, Janay Palmer, that occurred in an Atlantic City casino elevator in February of this year, has again put the disturbing matter of spousal abuse at the…

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When a Man Beats a Woman - Book Excerpt

When a Man Beats a Woman – Book Excerpt

In the aftermath of the public discussion of yet another high-profile incidence of spousal abuse, here is an excerpt from In Through A Coloured Lens

March 16, 2009

When a Man Beats a Woman

A disturbing story of assault involving two young, high-profile entertainers who are romantically involved is only one of countless millions of such acts of violence perpetrated by one supposedly loving…

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Well, said Pooh, ‘what I like best,’ and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.

Well, said Pooh, ‘what I like best,’ and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.

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Originally posted on Don Charisma:

«Well, said Pooh, ‘what I like best,’ and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.»

– A.A. Milne

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If We Take Life Too Seriously, Life Will Seriously Take Us - Book Excerpt

If We Take Life Too Seriously, Life Will Seriously Take Us – Book Excerpt

In the wake of the loss through depression of Robin Williams, here is an excerpt on mental health and mental ill-health from In Through A Coloured Lens
October 26, 2009
If We Take Life Too Seriously, Life Will Seriously Take Us

One of the unspoken truths of this world in its totality is that it is really one of organized, controlled lunacy. The evidence is everywhere, and while so many of us…

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Toulla Laid Down Her Gun… 17th Entry

Toulla Laid Down Her Gun… 17th Entry

Toulla Laid Down Her Gun… 17th Entry

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I saw our little girl last night. Last night? In a dream, I saw her in a dream. She was standing at the edge of an abyss, staring. Staring at what? I don’t know what. But I felt such fear for her. My baby, my baby. So I tired to warn her. Warn her of what?Papa, I don’t know, I already told you. But I said something to her so strange to me in the dream. As…

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