Tag Archives: City of Nanaimo

Knowing Yourself

The last couple of days have been a real “glass half full, glass half empty” internal debate week for me.  That type of chaos in my self-talk usually means it’s time to rebalance my Feng Shui.  Do I study Feng Shui, well not really, I have researched some aspects of it but I can’t really say […]
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Standards or Intent?

Well Easter is behind us, spring looks like it is upon us and I’m starting to ramp up for the season.  Good to be able to get out to do some wheeling around without rain. I recently wheeled over to check out the new Smitty’s restaurant.  Upon my arrival I discovered a senior trying to […]
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Spring Cleaning

It is that time of year where I try to get an hour or so in deleting, shredding etc of the stuff I don’t need anymore.  There was a time I was an employer and as an employer you have a legal responsibility to maintain employment records for a certain period of time.  So I […]
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Providing Detail is Not Attacking

I grew up with a disability in a very different time.  There were no programs, no regulations, etc. there was just you, your family and your community.  There was no socialized medicine, accessible building codes or educational inclusion.  From a societal point of view we were just coming out of that age of “The Secret […]
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There Was a Time…

There was a time when the disabled simply weren’t heard from or seen.  That time was over fifty years ago and I would like to think those days are long gone.  I have spend most of my life fighting for equality and the protection of rights however the erosion I have witnessed of late is […]
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You Call This a Break

The Premier of British Columbia, Christy Clark, made much adieu this past week regarding increases to disability income assistance.   In the Budget speech the provincial Finance Minister, Michael DeJong, stated “This won’t eliminate the challenges those living with disabilities face, and it won’t suddenly make life easier, but we hope it will make life […]
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2016 Re-emergence of Common Sense?

I can’t believe we are almost two weeks into 2016 already.  I am becoming increasingly convinced in that old belief that time does speed up as you get older.  However it isn’t my intention to provide a lay-persons perspective of Einstein’s theories on the speed of time so I will get on with my purpose of […]
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