"Rosemary's ability to illuminate the issues we are concerned about is a phenomenon we can all be proud of, not just here in Peterborough, but everywhere in our country. She edifies as she incites us to work for justice, work for a better world, and remember that action, on all fronts, is necessary."
Joe Webster, Curriculum Chair, English, St. Peter Catholic Secondary School
"I read Rosemary Ganley’s columns with delight. In a world where I feel bombarded by news that is fearful and horrifying, hers is a voice that articulates kindness, firmness, intelligence and compassion. She finds all of them active and alive in my own city, and in the farflung places of her travels. So, instead of a sleepwalk into despair, these essays challenge the reader, often with humour, to open the inner eye."
Margaret Slavin, Quaker Meeting of Peterborough
"Rosemary Ganley's articles are gems for Peterborough and for social justice. Her gifts in uncovering issues, bringing life to them through personal stories, and leading people to action creates inspiration for her readers. We thank Rosemary for sharing these articles in this lasting collection."
Casey Ready, PhD, Author, “Shelter in a Storm: Revitalizing Feminism in Neoliberal Ontario” and Executive Director, Community Counselling & Resource Centre
"Rosemary Ganley takes the pulse of a community, writes of movements that further growth and transformation, and brings to our attention caring people, people of compassion and service to the marginalized. Her articles challenge us to see more clearly and act more selflessly in a great community. We are all richer as we read her column every week."
Fr Leo Coughlin, Priest-Counsellor, Peterborough
"Rosemary is an inspiration to all of us. A Peterborough icon, she speaks the truth, even if the content is unsettling. She is a role model for women of all ages, and we are proud to claim Rosemary as one of our ‘women of influence.’ " Anne Morawetz, Co-Director, Camp Ponacka, Peterborough
"Rosemary Ganley shines a penetrating but always loving light on what gives a community heart. Her writing is lively, her thinking critical and her point of view fearless."
Cheryl Lyon, Transition Town Peterborough