Tag Archives: accessibility

Body Filling Healthcare

For those of you who followed the last four posts know how I was going on about healthcare, or maybe I should say health “administration”.  Apparently Island Health was reading as well.  I did receive a pleasant note from Island Health suggesting I contact the Patient Care Quality Office which I have declined to do.  I […]
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Pissed Me Off, Again

“A right must exist independently of its exercise,” – Rory O’Shea Was Here (2004) I usually try to be polite and mature in my writings.  I try to be as factual as I can and hopefully eliminate as much of my own bias as possible.  Then there are days like today where I run across a […]
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A Time to Turn Around

It has been a difficult six week and although I have written lots, I’ve published nada.  June is my most difficult month and this year was extreme.  June has been my life nemesis month.  The seeds of the trepidation I feel for the month of June were planted in my belief system from a very young age. […]
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Knowing Yourself

The last couple of days have been a real “glass half full, glass half empty” internal debate week for me.  That type of chaos in my self-talk usually means it’s time to rebalance my Feng Shui.  Do I study Feng Shui, well not really, I have researched some aspects of it but I can’t really say […]
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Building Social Isolation

When does passion become obsession?  I am passionate in regards to access.  I am passionate about defending the right to access that so many others have fought so hard to achieve.  I am passionate about ensuring complacency or lack of historical perspective does not allow the new world of #socialmedia to create new challenges to access. […]
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Standards or Intent?

Well Easter is behind us, spring looks like it is upon us and I’m starting to ramp up for the season.  Good to be able to get out to do some wheeling around without rain. I recently wheeled over to check out the new Smitty’s restaurant.  Upon my arrival I discovered a senior trying to […]
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It Just Keeps Coming Back

I’ve been an activist for the rights of the disabled for over 50 years.  I have watched, participated and benefitted from some of the many changes that have taken place in my life time. The other thing I have witnessed repeatedly is that for every two step forward we wind up with one step back. […]
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Unwanted Help!

In the course of the last four days the subject of unwanted help has come up on three occasions.  It has been my experience that when the same topic is coming up repeatedly from different sources it is time to take a look.  Most recently with a childhood friend, also a  polio survivor, who is […]
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The Fathers Day That Just About Wasn’t

To all of the father’s out there happy Fathers Day.  My own father passed away in 1998 due to cancer so for him I always light a candle on this day.  I still miss him and unfortunately I don’t have any real pictures of him.  Fathers Day, for me, takes on a special meaning.  I’m […]
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And Celebrate We Shall

Sixty-five years ago today I came into this world.  According to my mother it was around 6 in the morning but then there have been other times when she thought it might have been around 3 in the afternoon.  I guess when you have had six children a few little things may be hazy after […]
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