Tag Archives: baby-boomers

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 Well for the sixth time in my life I have returned to Calgary and this time to stay. I have seen the rest of Canada so it is time […]
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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 […]
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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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A Dying Breed

“When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry” – William Shakespeare March 3, 1998 my father succumbed to a brief battle with cancer and left this world.  This is dedicated to his memory and written on behalf of every child that ever lost a father […]
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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 […]
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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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The Unexpected Legacy

“I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I conquered my nightmares because of my dreams” – Jonas Salk In 1952 Dr. Jonas Salk introduced the first polio vaccine.  He was so convinced of its effectiveness that he inoculated himself, his wife and their three children.  One of the driving forces behind his […]
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Let It Come

“Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them” – George Eliot The passing of Kenny Baker caught my attention this weekend and created a tsunami of thought.  Although I remember many of Kenny’s movies I also remember him as a voice that spoke for disability rights and acceptance.  He may have […]
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