“It is a good thing to copy reality, but …

“It is a good thing to copy reality, but to invent reality is much, much better.”

Quoting the towering Italian opera figure, Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) from the source Discover Music of the Romantic Era by David McCleery

May 21, 2017

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Founder/President of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2016

 

Like Many Inventors, Scientists, Artists, Forerunners … The “Charles Choice 9/11/2017” Update

New ideas, discoveries, creations, and fresh perspectives take time to come to fruition as most inventors, scientists, artists, and forerunners know from experience, so why would my experience be any different?

There is a long learning stage, then development, with many trials and error periods, then analysis, followed by introspection, then the tinkering, adjustments, and revisions before once again putting the work out in the public forum again.

So once again, I put the Charles Choice 9/11/2017 StartSomeGood crowdfunding project out there to raise the funds to the produce the play and film for the Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle global initiative targeted for 9/11/2017 release, but the project timeline runs out in less than 7 hours now and the funds have not been pledged.

Yet now is not the time to get discouraged, but to remember the company I keep … other inventors, scientists, artists, forerunners … who know about the process, time, and perseverance to regroup, analyze, think, and revise … to do it again until the goal is reached.

Thanks to you for the encouraging words and supportive gestures that also fan the flame of passion driving the work to transform respect from a discretionary value to a principle with the recognition that everyone matters in God’s eyes and one day hopefully will in our eyes too.

Respectfully and with love,

Kaitlin

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Founder/President of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2016

May 22, 2017

“Mounties are incapable of policing themselves, RCMP watchdog report says”

No one or no organization is immune to low “Respect Levels” and the consequences.

An excerpt from “Mounties are incapable of policing themselves, RCMP watchdog report says” harassment, bullying and intimidation — and to a much lesser extent, sexual harassment complaints — continue, and are taking a toll on the operational effectiveness of the RCMP, with rising stress levels, sick leave, and an inability for other Mounties to cope with recruitment and retention shortages. Abusive behaviour, it says, is “harmful not only to the individual who is being targeted, but also to the integrity of investigations, the efficiency of operations, and the effectiveness of the organization as a whole.” Tonda MacCharles – Ottawa Bureau Toronto Star May 15, 2017

May 16, 2017

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Founder/President of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2016

Will You Vote For Me to Speak at Summit ’17 For All …

The topics I have selected to speak about, if I am selected as a SEA Summit’ 17 For All: Realizing Social Enterprise’s Promise on September 18 to 20 in Los Angeles, include:

  1. The lasting effects of trauma, poverty, and exclusion
  2. Why does social enterprise fail
  3. Determining why social enterprise is the best solution to a problem

Here’s the blurb from SEA about the conference …

Announcing SEA’s Summit ‘17 For All: Realizing Social Enterprise’s Promise. Join the nation’s social enterprise leaders in Los Angeles, CA on September 18-20 to create opportunity, build community and explore innovation across the sector. This premier convening will feature the perspectives of distinguished changemakers revolutionizing the field. Attendees will have the chance to examine the practices of social enterprise, delve into the creation of impact and network with hundreds of professionals and experts. Register today to claim your spot at the social enterprise event of the year! #Summit17 #ForAll

VISIT SEA’s website, https://socialenterprise.us/2017/03/08/register-summit-17/ to learn more, apply to speak yourself or even vote for me (In that case, thanks so much!)

As always,

Respectfully,

Kaitlin

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Founder/President of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2016

May 15, 2017

 

Graduate ‘branded “oddball” and “treehugger” by job interviewers in email sent to her by mistake’

Low “Respect Levels” for people shows up in all kinds of places … including employers.

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Founder/President of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2016

May 15, 2017

Anna Slater 1 day ago© Mirror/BBC South East Miss Jacobs says she has so far received no apology from Tecomak.

Click here for full story http://www.msn.com/en-ca/lifestyle/career/graduate-branded-oddball-and-treehugger-by-job-interviewers-in-email-sent-to-her-by-mistake/ar-BBB9ZBC?li=AAggFp5&ocid=ASUDHP

For All Those …

Happy Mother’s Day to all those who mother … nurture … encourage  regardless of whether one has born a child.

Thank you from all of us who needed you.

Kaitlin

Belatedly May 15, 2017

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Founder/President of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2016

‘It’s absolutely horrific’: Teens videotaped setting girl on fire at house party

Violence always results from low “Respect Levels” in the perpetrators … demonstrating both the lack of respect … value they have for others, as well as, themselves because they have to deal with the punishment and the lifelong knowledge of the harm they caused another life. Bravo for the once victim and her mother who experienced a new bonding to carry them positively forward.

May 15, 2017

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Founder/President of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2016

READ STORY @ http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/the-pas-fire-videotape-1.4110538. Headline and story by Caroline Barghout, CBC News Posted: May 15, 2017 4:00 AM CT Last Updated: May 15, 2017 4:00 AM CT