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Laurie was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and has spent the last decade in a professional corporate training role for large organizations. In her spare time she volunteers as a literacy tutor for adults with learning challenges and also teaches English as a second language to newcomers to Canada.
She's an avid kayaker, activist, and a student of life, love and other things. Her blog Life, Love & Other Things has been read all over the world and continues to offer anecdotal commentaries on things like the karma of shopping, oil and gas exploitation and a world without money.
Her first eBook publications, The Book of Change: A Tapestry of 21st Century Culture, is a 3-volume narrative of some of the global issues that face much of humanity: Global Finance vs. The People, Environmental Issues vs. Politics, and Loving vs. Evolving Relationships. All three books come to life and appeal to a variety of readers through suggested supplementary material from the arts: Integrated movie titles, additional literary & book references and a variety of music selections.
To paraphrase the 16th Century French philosopher and original Encyclopedia author Denis Diderot, this is Laurie's manifesto to all her readers:
"I feel compelled to collect knowledge, to bring forth to the people with whom I share the planet - so that the events and conditions I have witnessed in my lifetime will not become useless to the future generations to come; and so that our children become more aware of their importance within an ever-changing world, and at the same time become more hopeful and happy, and that I should not die without providing a service to the human race by learning, loving and passing it on."