The Western Migration

“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb A couple of political events in Calgary and Alberta opened some curtains in the mist of some lost memories this week. That can be beneficial because it makes me think of how we got to where … Continue reading The Western Migration

No Bulb in the Socket

"Life is to short to drag a trunk of suppressed negative feelings around, dump that crap and travel life's road with an overnight bag.  The trip is much more enjoyable when not weight down with old baggage." - Terry Wiens (2018) CONFESSION - ALERT, if course language and angry outbursts affect your sensitivities you should … Continue reading No Bulb in the Socket

The Building Blocks of Youth

“To take children seriously is to value them for who they are right now rather than adults-in-the-making.” ~ Alfie Kohn We all like to see our kids enjoying themselves.  We all want to protect our kids however there is a big difference between "protecting" and "hiding" them from the realities of the world.  Too many … Continue reading The Building Blocks of Youth

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

Back Home and Back to Basics

History never really says goodbye.  History says "see you later" - Eduardo Galeano Between dealing with the "normal" aging process of a non-conventional body and watching the erosion of disability rights I have been withdrawing into a numbness.  I feel like I have been fumbling around a dark tunnel for the past three years while … Continue reading Back Home and Back to Basics

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…