Monthly Archives: October 2013

Tribalism – Worlds within Worlds

In many of my posts I have often mentioned “worlds within worlds” or people “living in their bubbles”. This is not meant in a negative way and actually is not all that uncommon based on social anthropology. It is known as “tribalism“.  The Merriam Webster dictionary defines tribalism as “loyalty to a tribe or other […]
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Why Have Rights?

There is a line close to the end of a movie called Rory O’Shea Was Here that I have adopted for my own use.  “A right must exist independently of its exercise“.   I love this movie and I believe this line is very powerful.  I have referenced this line in past posts however in […]
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And the Fight Continues

I know many of you are already thinking “There’s goes Terry again, picking another fight” but some you can’t just walk (or in my case wheel) away from.  I’m not really known for my complacency so I am taking a big exception to this one.  In part because I was in living in Calgary during […]
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The Throne Speech, a Compass for Misdirection!

I don’t know about the rest of you but I found the Throne speech to be a real slap in the face to anyone who is capable of individual thought.  I have no idea who actually wrote it but they should have contracted Alice Munro.  After all she just received the Nobel Prize in Literature […]
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Are You a Consumer or a Voter?

With the Canadian Thanksgiving behind us and the new Throne Speech being put forward for the next sitting of Parliament what better time to do a little overview of the evolving Canadian democracy.  As a starting point I decided to review the definition of democracy.  The definition I am using reads “A form of government […]
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I am Thankful I am a Polio Survivor

I haven’t posted anything for a couple of days due to, not so much writers block, but more because of spaghetti ideas.  And what is spaghetti ideas you might ask?  Well it comes from my old programming days when we talked about spaghetti code.  That was programming code that was so convoluted by the time […]
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Will History Repeat?

On Friday Oct 4/13 a gentleman sets himself on fire, otherwise known as self-immolation, on the National Mall in Washington.  A day later he dies and has to be identified through DNA testing.  Now the investigators are scratching their heads in wonderment over why he might have done this. The act of self-immolation as a […]
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What is Justice?

Sometimes we have to get up on our soapbox and scream our frustration at the world.  Often all we hear is the echo of our own voice being bounced back at us but, with that said, we should never stop raising our voice when we see injustices that are important to us.  Ignoring it just […]
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The New Digs – Part 4

So I was popping an e-mail off to a buddy over in South Korea who is about to make his annual trek back to Canuckland.  I’ve known Cam for many years and try to get together during his annual treks.  I was passing on the new address, contact information, etc that etiquette suggests you should […]
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The Age of Indifference

My move is done, I’m basically settled in with only my wall hangings to get up and a new sofa being delivered in about two weeks.  The wall hangings are proving to be difficult but that is the nature of living in a wheelchair.  Hopefully I can find a local day workers program and hire […]
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