Tag: kindness

A Band-Aid is sometimes what we need

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speechToday one of our regular guests wanted to take food to a friend.  His friend used to come regularly to Oak Table but it was long enough ago that only a few remember him.  Health problems over the years have taken their toll and HIV, COPD, severe joint pain...

The dream of Reconciliation

https://www.ispeech.orgThere has been much talk recently about the city's  and our Federal government's commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous people.  It is timely given the one year anniversary of the Macleans article just passed, where Winnipeg was named the most racist city in Canada.  Our local newspaper has had several...

After today, what is there?

iSpeechToday was the last day we served lunch to our guests until the new year. When a restaurant we frequent closes for renovations we move down the street and get our food elsewhere, or choose to eat at home.  Our guests may do something similar while we are closed. They...

Love through the flaws

iSpeech Today at the Oak Table a young woman was excited to see a hairdryer on the giveaway table.  It had seen better days and had a piece of duct tape holding a piece together.  It was suggested she plug it in to make sure it worked.  "No need"...

Syrian Refugees – the very best Canada can be

Text to Speech DemoCBC had an episode this morning with the Minister of Immigration talking about the refugees that have and will continue to arrive in Canada.  Close to 400 have arrived in Toronto and Montreal and there has been an outpouring of Canadian support to prepare for their...