Monthly Archives: November 2016

After the Poster Child…

Two things have come together in the past week which has encouraged me to write a bit more.  Steven Bertrand, a younger advocate acquaintance of mine in Victoria, send me a note telling me he has been asked to write an operational manual for a service the City of Victoria provides.  That speaks well to […]
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The White Noise of Activism

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter” – Martin Luther King Jr That quote has been a mantra of mine for over forty years.  It was eight years after his death before I discovered it.  The essence of that sentence became a way of life for me much to […]
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A Mentorship Moment…

“I am not a teacher, but an awakener” – Robert Frost I have had some excellent mentors throughout my lifetime.  One of the most influential was a gentleman I met at age 13 Keith Werry.  He was 20 years my senior and became my first and most influential mentor.  Keith introduced me and so many of […]
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Let’s Talk…

“In the world of words, the imagination is one of the forces of nature” – Wallace Stevens An epiphany can happen at the oddest times even when you are lying on your back watching your wheelchair scoot away.  Now bare with me for a moment while I throw out a favourite topic of mine but […]
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Moving Forward with Focus

My last writing proved very cathartic for me.  The numbness of the American election is beginning to wear off and the reality is settling in.  As a life long activist I spent almost three weeks questioning my purpose while letting doubt seep into the crevices of my mind.  Some of that doubt comes amidst a sudden […]
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I Don’t Want To Go Back

I have been numb for the last number of weeks and have maintained a semi-comatose composure in order to avoid saying something out of anger.  I know if I had of spoken earlier on this it would have been from a point of anger, not facts.  If I speak from anger I have brought myself down to […]
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Reframing the Senate

“Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to chose wisely.  The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.”  – Franklin D. Roosevelt I was just catching a snippet on the news regarding the newly appointed Senators.  Of course some are already up in arms over it but there are more knowledgeable individuals/groups […]
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