Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Publish Day - ON CANOE'S FRONT PAGE

Something incredibly cool has happened in Carmi's world of journalism: my newest column, published in today's London Free Press, was featured on the front page of Canoe.ca, Canada's most popular media web site.

I wrote the piece, Blame adults, not kids, for bullying, in response to the recent hot button issue of schoolyard bullying in Ontario and the rest of the country. As always, I spun it a little differently, and I'm really happy with the result. The link is repeated at the top of the Sun Columnists page.

I've got to go call all my friends to let them know about the Canoe thing. I'm sorry if I'm just a little excited.

It'll likely be pulled down when the site is refreshed sometime early Friday morning, so I'll post the screen shot of it later tonight. Until then, feel free to surf on in and see for yourself. And tell all your friends!

Whee....

15 comments:

John D Schultz said...

Carmi,

Congratulations! The article was very good!

john

Rachel - Wicked Ink said...

Well done! The piece is excellent! Congratulations on the Canoe picking it up!

I really admire your determination.

Terry said...

Congrats Carmi!

Anonymous said...

Lazy Veda (http,vaza,blogspot,com) said:

Congratulations on the new space! :)

I marvel at your insight in this piece. You are incredibly right about how the adults influence the kids. I think, though, to take it a step further (which I know is not where your piece was meant to go), that much of the problem is in having the humble, non-bully-types interact with kids that promote that behaviour...thus influencing otherwise decent kids to begin with the same cruelties. Of course, most of these kids get it from home, so it does all come back to your point. Wonderful writing, Carmi! Your work inspires me. Keep it up! :)

Nortnat said...

Good work Carmi! You certainly have a way of getting your message across with the desired impact! Keep up the great work!

L said...

very insightful-- few people realize that girls can also be extremely destructive bullies, and most parents I've met will ALWAYS blame everyone else but their own child.

Steve said...

Congratulations, Carmi!

Your article gave me pause to think. You widened the context of the discussion.

Kate said...

Great article, Carmi, and congrats on being on Canoe.
Unfortunately I see bullying way too often, and lots of times it's the kid that I wouldn't expect.

Diva said...

Many congratulations, Carmi. Your recognition is well deserved!

DeAnn said...

Wow! Congratulations, Carmi! That was a great column.

Mister Underhill said...

Congratulations!

The article is right on the money, and I remember as a kid even when confronted directly with it, parents and teachers just accepted bullying like it was normal. SOme fo those kids were like demons.

Mellie Helen said...

I expect that a great many of bully kids are that way not only due to receiving bullying or observing bullying behavior at home, but possibly also due to being shunned by family, particularly mom and dad. When kids don't get the recognition and validation they so crave, they feel rejected and worthless. Rather than give others the chance to reject them too, they instead take the offensive by bullying others before others can get the opportunity to bully them. A really sad place to be, particularly for children.

Amelia said...

Whoo hoo!! Congratulations Carmi... Although, you shouldn't be surprised, you're a talented journalist, it was bound to happen.

Wheelson said...

Nice article and nice job with the front page exposure! My friend runs a non profit organization that teaches classes on how to bully. It's amazing just how wide spread the problem is.

opinionatedguy said...

Congratulations on hitting the home run, Carmi! That's great. And, as usual, your points were logical and true.