Author Archives: terrywiens

About terrywiens

Politically engaged, defender of rights whether or not I agree with the situation, techno nerd and someone who believes in open dialogue as well as open democracy. Father/grandfather and polio survivor who has maintained his own independence all of his life

What Is Family?

“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 … Continue reading

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Who Is Responsible…We Are

“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 … Continue reading

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The Aging Challenge

“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 … Continue reading

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The Sun Doesn’t Cut It

“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 … Continue reading

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Forgetting How Tyranny Grows

“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 … Continue reading

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Is Home Where You Live…

“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 … Continue reading

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A Dying Breed

“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 … Continue reading

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