Category Archives: Activism

Does Pride Trump Dignity?

“Self respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself” – Abraham Joshua Heschel One of the demons I have been battling of late is the issue of dignity versus … Continue reading

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When Independence Isn’t Worth It…

“The best way to take control over a people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions. In this way, the people … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Legacy

“I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I conquered my nightmares because of my dreams” – Jonas Salk In 1952 Dr. Jonas Salk introduced the first polio vaccine.  He was so convinced of its effectiveness that he … Continue reading

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As Time Slips By

“Human rights are not only violated by terrorism, repression or assassination, but also by economic structures that creates huge inequalities” – Pope Francis I can’t believe how quickly fall is coming upon us.  My body is certainly making me aware. … Continue reading

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Perceiving Access

“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception” – Aldous Huxley Anytime I can open with a Huxley quote I am happy.  In my mind Huxley was brilliant, overcoming his own … Continue reading

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Regulating Common Sense

“Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense” – Gertrude Stein It would appear my rant last week regarding what constitutes a “disabled parking spot” was partially heard.  The City Manager of Parks Operation … Continue reading

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Colour Me Pissed Off

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothings going to get better.  It’s not” – Dr. Seuss, The Lorax   I am so pissed off today it’s best I let the optics speak to my point otherwise my … Continue reading

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