The Contrarian Community of Calgary

A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess. - A. Phillip Randolph 1969 Polio protest for the right to live independently For the first time since the pandemic was declared I am now sitting at Kanpai … Continue reading The Contrarian Community of Calgary

It’s the Not the Attention We Receive That Counts, it’s the Attention We Pay

"When you pay attention to boredom it gets unbelievably interesting" - Jon Kabat-Zinn I became a fan and follower of Jon Kabat-Zinn early in my career as a mental health therapist.  His teachings not only contributed to my job performance but blended well into my every day life.  Living with a disability while maximizing ones … Continue reading It’s the Not the Attention We Receive That Counts, it’s the Attention We Pay

Redefining Social Justice – Part 2, Knowing Your Place is Not Knowing your Role

"Never fry bacon wearing a tank top on while sitting in a wheelchair" - Ancient Chinese Proverb I have always considered myself a political "centrist".  There isn't a political party that hasn't presented a few platform I agree with and others I don't.  But that is alright, that is what makes me a centrist and … Continue reading Redefining Social Justice – Part 2, Knowing Your Place is Not Knowing your Role