The Calgary Journal
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We shouldn't be afraid to help

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At a recent family dinner, my Uncle Greg asked the table, "If you saw someone in need of help, would you help them?"

On first thought it is an easy answer. I for one wouldn't hesitate at offering a hand if I saw someone fall off their bike, drop their groceries or slip on ice. Saying no just wouldn't be an option for me.

But, there is always an exception to the rule.

Facing ridicule in the boys' club of online gaming 

thumb Defreitas-Gaming"Omg! A girl playing games on the Internet?"

Perhaps that question is slowly becoming a thing of the past. However, several years ago I couldn't count the number of times that question boomed through my gaming headset.

'Boomerang kid' returns to her parents' nest

thumb Olson boomerangWEBI'm a "boomerang kid." No, it's not the name of a really elusive indie band. Nor is it the name of a gang I belong too. Although, that title would look pretty nice on the back of a leather jacket.

At the ripe age of 23, I've joined the club of young adults asking to move home because of their financial situation.

Both leaders are agents of change and face similar challenges 

thumb nenshiandredford2Within a single year, two Alberta leaders have been elected on a wave of new ideas and new voter engagement. To be precise, it wasn't so much that the ideas were new, but that those who embraced them voted in unprecedented numbers.

Now that Calgarians have innovative leadership at the provincial and municipal level, two intriguing questions emerge: what do these leaders share, and how will they work together?