Category Archives: Activism

Canada Day Celebration 2019 – what is it?

“Canada is the only country in the world that knows how to live without an identity.” – Marshall McLuhan It is Canada Day and the country is celebrating. Large, joyous celebrations from coast to coast to coast. That day of the year dedicated to what it means to be Canadian and express our joy of […]
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Burning Through Tax Dollars

“It is worth our passions as it is with fire and water; they are good servants but bad masters” – Aesop’s Fables 1692 I am really upset with this most recent suggestions from our local government to cut $9 million from our fire departments budget. This is no way to manage a progressive city, public […]
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Return to Sender

“A lesson learnt and not shared is destined to become a lesson lost on wasted time” – Terry Wiens (2019) I stopped writing about six weeks ago thinking my publishing days were over. In part because one just gets tired of writing the same thing over and over by finding different words but also in […]
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The Influence of Youth

“Racism is a refuge for the ignorant. It seeks to divide and to destroy. It is the enemy of freedom, and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out.” – Pierre Berton After all of the news regarding the Alabama legislation today to redefine abortion, the White House basically flipping off the Congress by refusing […]
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And the Children Shall Lead the Way

“You who are on the roadMust have a code that you can live byAnd so become yourselfBecause the past is just a good-bye.Teach your children well,Their father’s hell did slowly go by,And feed them on your dreamsThe one they picks, the one you’ll know by.Don’t you ever ask them why, if they told you, you […]
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A War is Raging

“Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome” – Rosa Parks It is telling when I have to leave a link explaining who Rosa Parks is but, what to me is recent history, seems to be buried […]
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Political Promises, Vote Baits

“Those who don’t value their words, will never value your wishes.” ― Amit Kalantri I have put off writing for a week while my brain adjusted to the realities of the latest provincial election. In between writing this and the outcome of a very disruptive election period in Alberta was Easter. I am not a “religious” person […]
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Classifications and Coding

I will never regret getting old. I knew too many people who never had the privilege and just as many who never made it out of the Children’s Hospital

PUSHING THE REFRESH BUTTON

“The process of empowerment cannot be simplistic defined in accordance with our own particular class interest. We must learn to lift as we climb”. ANGELA DAVIES Well for the sixth time in my life I have returned to Calgary and this time to stay. I have seen the rest of Canada so it is time […]
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The Edge of the Wedge

A wedge issue is a political or social issue, often of a controversial or divisive nature, which splits apart a demographic or population group We seem to have been thrust into what has become quite a controversial election season.  British Columbia held a province wide vote Saturday (October 20) to renew every municipal government in […]
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