Tag Archives: baby-boomers

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 I have fifty years experience as an activist with another 25 years of advocacy experience […]
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Election Day 2019 Canada

“Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for supper” – James Bovard Today is election day and I am torn. In over forty years I have never felt such trepidation over a federal election while at the same time being so glad it is coming to […]
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And the Children Shall Lead the Way

“You who are on the roadMust have a code that you can live byAnd so become yourselfBecause the past is just a good-bye.Teach your children well,Their father’s hell did slowly go by,And feed them on your dreamsThe one they picks, the one you’ll know by.Don’t you ever ask them why, if they told you, you […]
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A War is Raging

“Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome” – Rosa Parks It is telling when I have to leave a link explaining who Rosa Parks is but, what to me is recent history, seems to be buried […]
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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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