Tag Archives: aging

Chapter 1 – Part 2, The Foundation

Let It Come Lying alone in your solitary bed, The arrival of death you do not dread, You’ve lived a different but confusing life, Accepting pleasure and the occasional strife, And had such joy with your now dead wife. You are alone and feeling ready, Your soul is clean and your mind is steady, You […]
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The Aging Challenge

“Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength” – Betty Friedan Having spent all of my life with a disability I have learnt never to take anything for granted.  If I accepted every “assumption” that had been thrown in my direction I probably wouldn’t be where I am today.  With […]
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Generational Gaps Killed Sears

“Most people don’t grow up.  Most people age.  They find parking spaces, honour their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity.  What that is, is aging.” – Maya Angelou Growing up as a baby-boomer the arrival of the Sears Christmas Wish catalogue was one of the simple joys of the time.  The Sears closure […]
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Deconstructing Healthcare

“America’s health care system is neither healthy, caring or a system”  – Walter Cronkite This opening quote can also be said of Canada now.  I grew up in a Canada when health-care had doctors who came to your home.  I grew up in a Canada where home birth’s were not uncommon quite often performed by […]
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Does Pride Trump Dignity?

“Self respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself” – Abraham Joshua Heschel One of the demons I have been battling of late is the issue of dignity versus pride.  I have been told that sometimes I let my pride get in my way […]
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Words Through the Ages

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on” – Robert Frost CONFESSIONS – I have been around for a long time and I have seen a lot of change, some good, some not so.  But what has been consistent is the descriptive labelling that goes on while being […]
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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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Living with the Results

“Wisdom is the reward for surviving our own stupidity” – Brian Rathbone A simple torn toe nail four days before Christmas has forced me to accept something I’ve been putting off for some time now, the reality of assisted living.  The ripple effect of such a nondescript activity can put in motion a tsunami of events. […]
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That’s Budgeting…

I have been spending the last couple of days getting ready for the winter rains to begin.  I basically hibernate in the winter and don’t get out as much.  I haven’t worn shoes in years so when it’s raining my feet tend to drag through the puddles when I transfer from chair to car and […]
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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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