"The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life" - Richard Bach It is one of those days and the frequency is increasing. I have been experiencing a new sensation that can best be described as a hive of bee's crawling over my … Continue reading What Is Family?
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter" - Winston Churchill I have been watching some of the online news coverage of the March Across America movement and one of the words that is providing a common thread is "hope". I find a certain sadness in that. These kids should … Continue reading Who Is Responsible…We Are
"Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength" - Betty Friedan Having spent all of my life with a disability I have learnt never to take anything for granted. If I accepted every "assumption" that had been thrown in my direction I probably wouldn't be where I am today. With … Continue reading The Aging Challenge
"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge" - Stephen Hawking I was quite shaken by the death of Stephen Hawking which has surprised me. I knew of the man (you would have to be living under a rock not to know who he was) but I didn't know … Continue reading The Sun Doesn’t Cut It
"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent" - Thomas Jefferson It is kind of a dull grey day here which is very much the way I am feeling right now with a tinge of anger. I try not to write from the perspective of anger but … Continue reading Forgetting How Tyranny Grows
"Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition" - James Baldwin Have you ever had one of those mornings where you wake up and the first thought out of your head is "damn it". And you start to question why you had to wake up? Well that was how my day began and … Continue reading Is Home Where You Live…
"When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry" - William Shakespeare March 3, 1998 my father succumbed to a brief battle with cancer and left this world. This is dedicated to his memory and written on behalf of every child that ever lost a father … Continue reading A Dying Breed