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 with thoughts regarding victimization.  There’s a twisted irony to a week containing the annual celebration […]
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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 I have spend the better part of my adult life fighting stereotypes and continue to […]
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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 the past four years and I’m tired of it.  I own part of the responsibility […]
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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 what the hell.  I had a few ideas floating around in my mind so decided […]
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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 the year to make myself better, not bitter but this year has been very challenging.  […]
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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”.  Just because I took a few journalism courses at school and had a column in […]
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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 politically.  More so south of the border but also creeping into Canada yet again.  When […]
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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.  I’m not sure what this says about the excitement in my life but when I […]
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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 health issues while developing a philosophy close to my heart.  I read copious amount of […]
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Reliving the “Dream”…Access

“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer” – Bruce Lee Well let’s start off with the good news of the week.  The new BC government is re-instating the BC Human Rights “Commission” and it is about dam time.  The Liberals closed it down […]
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