Today, I would like to share a couple of items that I found in the The Good Work News from The Working Centre in downtown Kitchener.

First, I found some interesting information about lighting in the night-time.
A local author, Leslie Morgenson, has shed some light (pun intended) on the use or overuse of lighting in our urban communities. She notes, among many facts, that, in the late 1800s, the local municipality passed legislation to restrict the use of gas-lights on streets during the full-moon days; it was referred to as a moonlight schedule.
What a radical concept! Would this still work today, in the 21st century? I wonder. Have you ever noticed that during a full-moon various shades of color are visible in the evening. It is almost like having an overhead flashlight.
A moonlight schedule is something to ponder.

Secondly, I spent some quality time reading Christa Van Daele’s discussion of work being done at The Working Centre. Three stories of people are shared. These stories provide an eye-opening view of the challenges faced by individuals of varied ages and backgrounds, as they search for employment. I learned, in reading these detailed anecdotes, the reality of looking for work while trying to stay on an even keel in daily living. I came to see, what Christa noted, that sometimes, for people who seek help with writing a job resume, that drafting a resume is just “the tip of an iceberg” of individuals’ lives and needs.

If you get a chance to read The Good Work News, find a comfortable chair somewhere, maybe grab a coffee, and find out about efforts that are making a difference right at the grassroots, community level.


Author: Patricia McGoldrick

Poet Writer Reviewer Environment, Nature, Agriculture, People, and History are favorite topics to write about. Upcycling materials into handmade books is a fun challenge!


  1. The moonlight schedule was news to me but I think it sounds great!
    The full moons this summer were amazing and it was possible to discern some colors by moonlight.
    Full moon will occur in about a week, so have a great stroll!


  2. “Moonlight schedule?” That sounds like a great idea, Patricia. I actually have never noticed the various shades of color you describe. You’ve inspired me to take a moonlit walk with my hubby. We haven’t done that in a while — normally timing our walks to be home before dark. This is in part due to my inability to see well enough in the dark, but when the moon is full or nearly-full, it fairly BECKONS a romantic walk. 🙂


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