A Failure of Imagination

Allan David Smith-Reeve, September 6, 2019 Instead of working to “fix” poverty and “the poor” – which is not working no matter how many resources we throw at it. Why…

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How does wealth isolate us?

Reverend Allan Smith-Reeve, August 2020  “Loneliness and social isolation are now being recognized as public health issues in Ontario. In his recent report, Connected Communities: Healthier Together. Ontario’s Chief Medical…

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Story(telling)

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Story(telling) as part of the Bridging Team Process helping us to understand who we are today — and the art of practicing humanity How can we awaken more humanity in…

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Learning to live without

Allan David Smith-Reeve, Thursday March 27th, 2020 While Conservatives are dreaming about how we might get used to smaller governments, Socialists are dreaming of a re-focussed social safety net for…

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Silver Linings

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Allan David Smith-Reeve, Thursday March 19th, 2020 My dad remembers the Polio epidemic. While it was most virulent between 1949 and ‘54 before the Salk vaccine was developed, there was…

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From Mentor to Ally

or… Working myself out of a Job Allan David Smith-Reeve, January 2019 When I was first employed in the Poverty Business, an industry that employs tens of thousands of Canadians,…

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Gift Economy

Allan David Smith-Reeve, January 21, 2020 She wondered “How do we get from where we are to where we want to be?”. We were having breakfast with a friend of…

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Poverty is not the problem

Allan David Smith-Reeve, July 9, 2019 We’ve had an outbreak of a social dis-ease here in Peterborough. Folks who could be my cousins or yours – are without shelter in…

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