Category Archives: Politics

On Being a Victim

“You can slowly ease into being a victim or you can accept being a victim, the only difference is the level of fight” – Terry Wiens (2018) I had a very hard time falling asleep last night and was plagued … Continue reading

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Stereotyping Through Stigma

“The whole idea of a stereotype is to simplify. Instead of going through the problem of all this great diversity – that it’s this or maybe that – you have just one large statement; it is this.” – Chinua Achebe … Continue reading

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A Hostage of Circumstance

“The biggest restriction to independence for the disabled is the perception of retaliation for speaking out” – Terry Wiens (2018) I am so pissed off right now I need to speak out.  I have been a hostage of circumstance for … Continue reading

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2018 Write More Say Less

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end” – Seneca Welcome 2018.  I really had no intention of seeing the New Year in but after lying wide awake in bed for the past hour and a half I decided … Continue reading

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2017 The Year to Not Look Back

“Ring out the false, ring in the true” – Alfred Lord Tennyson The road through 2017 has been one of ruts, potholes and sometimes just plain erosion.  I usually approach New Years by taking the lessons I have learnt throughout … Continue reading

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Blogging Isn’t Journalism

“Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions” – Noam Chomsky I don’t pretend to be a journalist but the world of social media has suddenly turned everyone with a keyboard into a “journalist”.  … Continue reading

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A Disability of Convenience

“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both” – Dwight D. Eisenhower I have been trying to remain non-political for a number of months now due, in part, to the sad state we find ourselves in … Continue reading

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