And that’s the way it is…

I have sat down (kind of redundant statement considering I’m wheelchair dependent) numerous times in the past couple of weeks to put some thoughts to paper but to no avail.  Traditionally when I’m writing I have CBC News World on in the background, a practice I have now stopped.  It was becoming to difficult to stay focused on writing with all of the  political commentary and spin going on in the background.

Some of the crap I hear coming out of Stephen Harper’s mouth is beyond amazing and it is very obvious that he lives in the great nation of Denial.  Unfortunately I can’t afford to live there so I maintain my place in reality.  To that end I have created my own hashtag #CanadiansAreNotIdiots so please feel free to use it.  For today I want to focus on a couple of different but related issues, a national seniors plan and affordable housing.

I have mentioned numerous times that I am part of a generation that represents the largest social experiment in our countries history and it wasn’t planned.   As a baby-boomer I am one of thousands who survived the polio epidemics of the early 50’s and went on to be integrated into mainstream society, sort of.  I say “sort of” because many of us went on with our life’s while the more severely affected lived out their remaining years in institutions.Continue reading “And that’s the way it is…”