Monthly Archives: July 2015

Re-imagining Healthcare

Confession, I must admit I was a little rattled to read about the health care costs being unsustainable with the advancing tsunami of seniors, not only on the horizon but lapping up the beach.  And let me tell you I can’t create a scarier picture than some all-inclusive resort filled with beaches of 70 year olds […]
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Access Activists

I have always appreciated this comment by the late Mr. King Jr.   I have been an activist for the better part of my life but at the time the term “disciplined nonconformists” meant little to me, it just sounded cool.  I was really too young (probably about 17) to understand the negativity around the […]
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It Just Keeps Coming Back

I’ve been an activist for the rights of the disabled for over 50 years.  I have watched, participated and benefitted from some of the many changes that have taken place in my life time. The other thing I have witnessed repeatedly is that for every two step forward we wind up with one step back. […]
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Unwanted Help!

In the course of the last four days the subject of unwanted help has come up on three occasions.  It has been my experience that when the same topic is coming up repeatedly from different sources it is time to take a look.  Most recently with a childhood friend, also a  polio survivor, who is […]
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Canada Day 2015

I am sitting here having just watched the Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa and it’s only eleven in the morning.  It is going to be a hot one and I know the Harbour will be packed.  Crowds and wheelchairs can be difficult so it is probably a good day to stay close to home and […]
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