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Grandmother bridges generation gap | MercatorNet | June 2, 2017 |

Grandmother bridges generation gap
| MercatorNet | June 2, 2017 |

Grandmother bridges generation gap

Grandmother bridges generation gap
Henry likes to take his time.
Jennifer Minicus | Jun 2 2017 | comment 
Hurry Up, Henryby Jennifer Lanthier, illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant
written for ages 2-7 | recommended
published in 2016 | Puffin Canada | 32 pages

After two thrilling mysteries and a moving picture book for older readers, Jennifer Lanthier now reaches out to younger children. Hurry up, Henry tells the story of a little boy who knows the value of stopping to smell the flowers.
Nearly everyone else is in a hurry to get somewhere or do something: his mother, his father, his sister, even his best friend Simon. The one person who understands is Grandma.  She moves slowly too – and appreciates the time it takes to really stay in touch with the world around us. At the same time, Simon is a clever and loyal friend. He and Grandma cook up a birthday surprise for Henry that demonstrates how much we all need to slow down.
Isabelle Malenfant’s colorful illustrations capture the emotions and personalities of the stories characters.
Jennifer Minicus is a teacher living in Ridgewood, NJ.
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June 2, 2017

Leading our varied menu of articles today is an account of transgender politics in the Canadian province of Alberta as it affects schools, and how this change has been handled by one particular family.
Wayne Ottenbreit is a marriage and family therapist in Calgary as well as a guidance counsellor in one of the city’s school districts. He writes, as one would expect of such a professional, in a calm but forthright manner about the personal and professional risks of resisting an irrational but powerful movement, especially when others who can see its wrong-headedness are too afraid to say so.
But he also sets out reasons for hope and suggests a way forward:
In tending our own patches of soil the most effective tool is confident courage - exercised in relationships that educate hearts and minds. This is the antithesis of withdrawal from culture. This is to enter into the messiness of human living and encounter dissimilar others, with charity and truth harnessed together.
It’s a sturdy and wise article and I suggest you will profit far more from reading it than from any of the thousands of articles on offer right now about Donald Trump’s shock-horror repudiation of the Paris Climate Change Accord.

Carolyn Moynihan 
Deputy Editor, 

How gender became political, and the political became personal
By Wayne J. Ottenbreit
One family’s engagement with the new identity culture.
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Senator Sasse has questions and answers about freedom and virtue
By Sheila Liaugminas
Now that his provocative new book is out, more people are noticing.
Read the full article
‘Why I am a Jew’
By Michael Cook
A leading British rabbi explains his faith in a short animated video
Read the full article
The Lego Batman Movie
By Rachele Mocchetti
Action, humour, and unrelenting self-irony.
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Facebook enters the population mapping game
By Marcus Roberts
Does this mean census forms are a thing of the past?
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Grandmother bridges generation gap
By Jennifer Minicus
Henry likes to take his time.
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A Christian abortion doctor? On the ignorance, arrogance, and violence of the Pro-Choice cause
By Charles K. Bellinger
An abortion doctor's inadequate apologia.
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The engagement ring loses its sparkle
By Helena Adeloju
Whoever said 'Diamonds are forever' hadn't reckoned with the millennials.
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Re-opening the apology book
By Raymond J. de Souza
Canadian Premier Trudeau wants (another) papal 'sorry' to First Nations people.
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It’s a hashtag world of sentiment
By Barbara Lilley
But does it do any good to the victims we are so publicly sorry for?
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Exclusive: Trump to get Nobel Peace Prize
By Michael Cook
Norwegian committee has buyer regret after Obama experience
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