About Spirit Ranch

Once established, Spirit Ranch will complement Covenant House as a home base for youth who need a safe place to launch into adulthood. In contrast to Covenant House and other city-based centres though, Spirit Ranch, will specifically suit introverted youth who thrive better in quiet environments and/or those from rural areas that are not safely prepared for city living where they often become prey to people who target introverts who are often loners.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist Writer Speaker Social Entrepreneur Founder and President

of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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January 18, 2020

 

Mercy In Action: Coming Together To End Homelessness

So, the question is “When is everyone going to work together to solve this solvable problem?” rather than averting their eyes, walking around the people and skirting the issue of inhumane circumstances in our affluent western country? Our country (Canada) is dotted with empty buildings, including churches and schools, and houses that could be transformed if we all pitched in to help.

If I had the resources I would lead the task force in Canada to change what must be changed … because I know what it feels like and what it takes out of a person to be homeless, drifting, hoping for kindness, mercy … respect simply for being a life … even if a life that has lost its way or simply experienced so much hardship that living like this is all that is left of a person’s life.

https://torontolife.com/city/rents-high-shelters-full-8700-torontonians-homeless/?fbclid=IwAR2HJuPe6iWxmhTUkqEBBm4X_Xptcre0w7h8uq9gYOaLl4nyh033—Cxw0

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist Writer Speaker Social Entrepreneur Founder and President

of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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January 12, 2020

 

How Much Profit Does A Company (Microsoft) Need To Make Before They Stand By Their Products and Customers?

As with many businesses, organizations, and even government, what matters most is the majority, while the rest, especially people living below the poverty line (due to low-paying, contract part-time wages, unemployment, or limited income, such as seniors, people on disability, etc.) scramble to pay the hundreds of dollars Microsoft is forcing people to pay because business-wise they cannot afford to support what they created and sold. Makes one wonder how much profit is enough for a company?

https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows/windows-7-end-of-life-support-information?fbclid=IwAR1rM_teoxD1ENFp2-IV2WiAd6vFOBI0xcMuXgIsic5PVk9NvSf8BfyvxCc

As one of the above with a low income at this time, as of Monday January 13th, I will no longer be able to use my functioning laptop online unless I pay $250.00 to have it upgraded to Windows 10, plus have my files backed up and transferred or as Microsoft suggests in the link, I should instead be buying another laptop from them in order to add to the already overloaded landfill sites.

So, until I can do one or the other, my online activities will be restricted by the local library’s part-time access hours. Hope your January is better than mine is looking today.

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist Writer Speaker Social Entrepreneur Founder and President

of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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January 12, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

“Copyright Law Designed To Protect Artists and Their Work”

Linked article by Dave Babbitt for Arts In The Burg in the Wallaceburg Courier Press

https://www.wallaceburgcourierpress.com/opinion/columnists/copyright-law-designed-to-protect-artists-and-their-work

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Specialist Writer Speaker Social Entrepreneur Founder and President

of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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January 10, 2020

“The Ultra-Wealthy Who Argue That They Should Be Paying Higher Taxes”

“In the U.S., executive compensation has increased, on average, by nine hundred and forty per cent since 1978, according to one estimate; during the same period, worker pay has risen twelve per cent. Income inequality hasn’t been this extreme since the nineteen-twenties.”

Quote from the following linked article by Sheelah Kolhatkar for The New Yorker

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/01/06/the-ultra-wealthy-who-argue-that-they-should-be-paying-higher-taxes?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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Specialist Writer Speaker Social Entrepreneur Founder and President

of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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January 7, 2020

I Say Merry Christmas, You Say …

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year–and became even more so once I finally believed. My Christmas hope is you will experience the same incredible joy! And for those who believe differently Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays, Seasons Greetings, or whatever best wishes work for you and your beliefs!

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist Writer Speaker Social Entrepreneur Founder and President

of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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December 25, 2019

 

 

Dangerous is the belief …

Dangerous is the belief that our self worth depends on worldly success and/or what people think of us.

 

KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER

Specialist Writer Speaker Social Entrepreneur Founder and President

of Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle

Smashwords interview @  www.smashwords.com

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December 8, 2019