Month: October 2020

19 more leaves progress – Day IX – 215 leaves…and the pencils are getting shorter.

Today we learnt that separated children arriving from Central America are being expelled across the border to Mexico with no accompanying adults even though they may have no family there. This violates child welfare laws which require special protection for migrant children traveling alone and is being challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union. Thank heavens there are good people doing their best to make a difference in a sea of corruption.

19 new leaves


546…in progress – Day VIII – 196 leaves
Today Vice President Biden pledged that on his first day as the 46th President of the United States he will sign an executive order to create a federal task force to reunite the separated children.

Also today 3 French citizens were cruelly murdered in Nice and they are very much in our thoughts tonight as I send heartfelt condolences to their families and friends. 🇫🇷

28 new leaves


546…in progress – Day – VII – 177 leaves



The day began remembering that, like each leaf, every precious separated child is unique.

start the day

It may be dark outside early in the morning but a view like this from the Pacific Spirit Park, Vancouver on Monday is a good way to start the day don’t you think?