“A right must exist independently of its exercise,” – Rory O’Shea Was Here (2004) I usually try to be polite and mature in my writings. I try to be as factual as I can and hopefully eliminate as much of my own bias as possible. Then there are days like today where I run across a … Continue reading Pissed Me Off, Again
"Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them" - George Eliot The passing of Kenny Baker caught my attention this weekend and created a tsunami of thought. Although I remember many of Kenny's movies I also remember him as a voice that spoke for disability rights and acceptance. He may have … Continue reading Let It Come
"It always seems impossible until it's done" - Nelson Mandela What does it mean when someone says "you're talking to the choir"?. Lately when the conversation turns to access I get a lot of "it's alright you are talking to the choir" comments until I ask them something like: Me - "Okay where could I send … Continue reading Who Is the Choir?
"It's not the dog in the fight, it's the fight in the dog that counts" In my last post I mention two stories that had caught my attention and went on to explain one of them. That was the story regarding the Quebec restaurant and the patron with a serious allergy situation. I touched on … Continue reading Boundaries Keep Moving
"With Rights comes Responsibilities" Two stories grabbed my attention this week that I really need to speak out on. The first was that unfortunate event in that Quebec restaurant. Did the police go to far in arresting the server? Initially I would have said yes until after watching some Facebook chatter. I was also hearing … Continue reading Shared Responsibility