"Moving on is not closure. It's not neat, and it's not about turning the page. It is about moving on, but it doesn't mean that you've left something behind." - Thomas Gibson Another major loss, Queen Elizabeth, has expanded the the pall of death across the world. A nation mourns, a world reacts (slowly) with … Continue reading Closure
What Has Happened?
Again, as a polio survivor, I grew up in the healthcare community. I grew up as a resident of the Junior Red Cross Hospital for Crippled Children. That's where many polio kids in the 1950's grew up. That is where we were taught to be adaptive and responsible for our own behaviour if we wanted … Continue reading What Has Happened?
Rut or Routine?
I began this many years ago simply as a "story telling" exercise for the sole purpose of capturing "one persons perspective" of growing up with a disability. That perspective was mine and I have come to realize over the years that I have been all over the map with my focus, to much activism and … Continue reading Rut or Routine?
When The Government Gives You a Break
"Optics can drive an economy" - Shane Douglas It is unfortunate when "optics" become more influential than facts. My latest issues is the truth behind the UCP government "helping" those in financial straights due to the economic challenges of today. This $50 per month rebate on your power bill is a joke. Have you ever … Continue reading When The Government Gives You a Break
What Are We Doing…or not doing?
“Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” - John Adams Junior Red Cross Hospital for Crippled Children (1957) The above quote was attributed to former President John Adams in in 1765. I feel it is applicable today as it … Continue reading What Are We Doing…or not doing?
Do People “Think” for Themselves Anymore
"Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with a sense of responsibility for each other's welfare , social justice can never be attained" - Helen Keller I have been pretty quiet of late, in big part due to "compassion fatigue" and, in part, because I am bordering on just succumbing to the … Continue reading Do People “Think” for Themselves Anymore
I’m Back, I’m Pissed and I’m Confused
We all have a past. We all made choices that maybe weren’t the best ones. None of us are completely innocent but, we all get a fresh start every day to be a better person than we were yesterday. - Anonymous Another one of those 5am awakenings. I woke up, partly from the heat, but … Continue reading I’m Back, I’m Pissed and I’m Confused
A Confluence of Events
"Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive" - Andy Grove Fighting Complacency Today marks my 69th anniversary of my initial polio diagnosis. I had thought of putting my meanderings to bed and hadn't really planned on writing these anymore but here I am. I have spend the last five weeks trying to … Continue reading A Confluence of Events
We Don’t Know What We Know Until We Realize
Cognitive psychology has shown that the mind best understands facts when they are woven into a conceptual fabric, such as a narrative, mental map, or intuitive theory. Disconnected facts in the mind are like unlinked pages on the Web: They might as well not exist. - Steven Pinker I have spent the last five days … Continue reading We Don’t Know What We Know Until We Realize
And the Contrary Continues
Like any good beginning I still like to open with a little quote. Today is an example of how I am viewing the contrary nature of these so called "Freedom Rallies" I quote Albert Camus with "Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object." Going out on … Continue reading And the Contrary Continues