Category Archives: Activism

The Precipice of Aging

The Precipice For sixty years they had been wed, In thirteen seconds they would be dead, She is frail and oh so ill, But to live without her he has no will. Perching on the precipice high, Holding her close … Continue reading

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Chapter 1 – Part 2, The Foundation

Let It Come Lying alone in your solitary bed, The arrival of death you do not dread, You’ve lived a different but confusing life, Accepting pleasure and the occasional strife, And had such joy with your now dead wife. You … Continue reading

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Redefining Social Justice – Part 2, Knowing Your Place is Not Knowing your Role

“Never fry bacon wearing a tank top on while sitting in a wheelchair” – Ancient Chinese Proverb I have always considered myself a political “centrist”.  There isn’t a political party that hasn’t presented a few platform I agree with and … Continue reading

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Redefining Social Justice – Part 1 Convergence

“When you are fighting for social justice, one of my biggest pet peeves is speaking out of ignorance” – Eva Longoria  I have spend a life-time as an activist and an advocate for social justice.  In that time I have … Continue reading

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The Baron’s of the Badlands

“Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self” – May Sarton I love good writers, poets and story tellers so to be able to open with a quote by May Sarton (also an outspoken activists on … Continue reading

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The Fiefdom of Bureaucracy

“In any bureaucracy, there’s a natural tendency to let the system become an excuse for inaction” – Chris Fussell    A couple of weeks ago I was interviewed by a BC reporter, Melanie Green, regarding the conundrum of aging with … Continue reading

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Back Home and Back to Basics

History never really says goodbye.  History says “see you later” – Eduardo Galeano Between dealing with the “normal” aging process of a non-conventional body and watching the erosion of disability rights I have been withdrawing into a numbness.  I feel … Continue reading

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