Activist or Advocate?

Advocacy is often seen as working “within the system” whereas activism is seen as working “outside the system” to generate change. I think this is really useful, as clearly the role or issue can shift from one to the other. - Author unknown #SpeakOut, make your voice heard, silence only supports injustices I have fifty years experience as … Continue reading Activist or Advocate?

PUSHING THE REFRESH BUTTON

"The process of empowerment cannot be simplistic defined in accordance with our own particular class interest. We must learn to lift as we climb". ANGELA DAVIES COURTESY OF GLENBOW ARCHIVES (Calgary early 60's when the Palliser Hotel was the high structure in the city Well for the sixth time in my life I have returned … Continue reading PUSHING THE REFRESH BUTTON

The Road Forward, The Path Behind

"One can talk good and shower down roses, but it's the receiver who has to walk through the thorns, and all its false expectations" - Anthony Liccione  I just read an article by a Chris Lenart describing the involvement of fathers in the lives of their disabled child.  I don't know Chris personally and there is … Continue reading The Road Forward, The Path Behind

Stuck in the Middle…

"Most 'Monty Python' fans are, of course, baby-boomers, who have long been a nostalgic lot and are growing more so as they totter towards old age" - Terry Teachout  There is an old adage that goes "being in the right place at the right time" which applies to individual or a whole generations.  From a generational … Continue reading Stuck in the Middle…

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 … Continue reading Generational Gaps Killed Sears