My sweet one, I return these to you in the same way they were meant and that was one of gentleness and caring. The very make up of them reminded me of the fragile nature of your soul. The watch represented the time I hoped to spend with you in my lifetime and the chain … Continue reading A Letter to a Love Lost
"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
Just got back from lunch with a friend and some in-depth discussion on the upcoming UCP leadership vote also making them the Premier (for the time being). The apparent front runner, Danielle Smith, wants to turn the clock back to the days of a monarchy. Frightening, that a women so out of touch with reality … Continue reading Why We Beat Ourselves Up
It is going to be a hot day today so I went for a longer wheel mid morning. I wanted to get my exercise out of the way before it got to hot. Well worth it since it was cool enough to enjoy and enough sun to keep the summer vitamin D up. Also decided … Continue reading The Twilight of Personal Responsibility
I took a day off from writing just to process the full impact of my mothers passing. These really are life changing events so we often need time to just let them settle. I am sitting here in Calgary while my brother and sister have travelled to BC to actually work out all of the … Continue reading As Trauma Moves Through Our Life
How do you say goodbye to a loved one when they have already left the room? I received that dreaded call I wrote about yesterday except it was twenty-four hours late. My mother passed away at about 4am while sleeping in her extended care bed. How does one react? The whole family knew it was … Continue reading How Do You Say Goodbye?
I was awaken this morning at 4:45AM by a phone call. I am use to wake up calls. Every morning, Monday through Friday, I receive morning homecare, supposedly, to assist me out of bed. At least that is what the Alberta government, Integrated Home Care - Seniors Care would have you believe. An aide arrives, … Continue reading The Early Morning Phone Call
Chapter 2 I skipped a day, it was just too hot yesterday to sit in front of this screen reminiscing about all things childhood. But I am back today and the advantage of "hind-sight" has really been front and centre in my reminiscing. I was also dealing with lots of comments from others regarding childhood … Continue reading Pioneer or Settler?
It has cooled down a bit which made a good wheel worth it. It was warmer in my condo than it was outside so I went wheeling. I had planned to attend the concert in Tomkins Park anyway so an early start to be there for the 12:30 performance. So again thank you 17th Avenue … Continue reading Yes, Like Any Family We Had Chores
"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