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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 … Continue reading

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Is Home Where You Live…

“Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition” – James Baldwin Have you ever had one of those mornings where you wake up and the first thought out of your head is “damn it”.  And you start to … Continue reading

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With Fear as the Warden!

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear” – Mark Twain Another foggy day out there and no wind to help dissipate it.  From my window I can see the huge Canadian flag as still and … Continue reading

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Are We Talking..

I’m in that hurry up and wait stage of dealing with a government bureaucracy.  The sun is trying to shine and it has certainly warmed up.  Has been raining buckets (as I write that two of the local high school … Continue reading

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Unto Thyself Be True

“Truth is nothing but a formulated perception of experienced reality” – L. J. Vanier Something every advocate/activist has to be very aware of is perception.  When it comes to disabilities perception is very much attached to the impairment.  Access to … Continue reading

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The White Noise of Activism

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter” – Martin Luther King Jr That quote has been a mantra of mine for over forty years.  It was eight years after his death before I discovered … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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