"One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered" - Michael J Fox February 28 is "Pink Shirt Day", that one day a year when the emphasis is put on the issue of bullying. One of my issues with this is the strong focus … Continue reading Systemic Bullying
"Most 'Monty Python' fans are, of course, baby-boomers, who have long been a nostalgic lot and are growing more so as they totter towards old age" - Terry Teachout There is an old adage that goes "being in the right place at the right time" which applies to individual or a whole generations. From a generational … Continue reading Stuck in the Middle…
"You can slowly ease into being a victim or you can accept being a victim, the only difference is the level of fight" - Terry Wiens (2018) I had a very hard time falling asleep last night and was plagued with thoughts regarding victimization. There's a twisted irony to a week containing the annual celebration … Continue reading On Being a Victim
"I didn't ask anyone to make me a poster boy, because poster boys always end up on a dart board" - Anurag Kashyap Today is Family Day in BC. Yesterday was the 2017 annual Variety Show of Hearts Telethon. What do they have in common? They are both family focused however they are designed to … Continue reading Family Day and Telethon’s
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear" - Mark Twain Another foggy day out there and no wind to help dissipate it. From my window I can see the huge Canadian flag as still and innocuous as a snail trying to avoid the escargot plate. I know Mount Benson is … Continue reading With Fear as the Warden!
"In a word I was a pioneer, and therefore had to blaze my own trail" - Major Taylor There's a light fog out there today, maybe better described as a mist but enough that you know the horizon is there but you can't quite make it out. That same fogginess has been clouding my mind … Continue reading Is Being a Pioneer Worth It?