Calgary Protest I have been staying quiet recently and there has been a reason for that. We are already inundated with negative news and every time I sat down to write nothing but bitterness was showing up on my screen. People didn't need more of that so I just kept my writings to myself. One … Continue reading Taking a Stand – Part 1
Well it is Monday, a nice sunny day with a bit of a cool breeze. I thought my days of writing were behind me and that it was time to just quit. People don't seem to want to hear. However when you look at what is going on in, not only the world, but in … Continue reading He Didn’t Know
Your complacency is killing me! I use to wake up in the morning looking forward to my coffee, blueberry bagel, check my news feeds and follow-up with my social media requests. I'm a news junkie, I don't deny that but I am dealing with an increasing number of friends and relatives who don't want to … Continue reading Are You Paying Attention?
"Believing without questioning is an insult to the human conscience" - Abhijit Naskar I have purposely been trying to stay politically quiet for the past four weeks while fuming internally. I grew up in Calgary but have had the opportunity to live and work in other areas of our great country Canada. However I continue … Continue reading The Erosion of Rights
I just got back in from a quick wheel around the community. It is still warm enough (the sun is bright) to do a good wheel and not lose too much air out of my tires. However, based on the numbness of my fingertips it was chillier than I thought. But they are forecasting a … Continue reading New Decade, New Direction
"My life isn't a book, it's a collection of short stories" - Terry Wiens Christmas, a day of family, friends and memories. It is a day that can be loud, boisterous and full of activity. It can also be a day of quietude, reflective and personal relaxation. I have experienced both and find myself, maybe … Continue reading Christmas 2019 – Memories of Christmas Past
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 #SpeakOut, make your voice heard, silence only supports injustices I have fifty years experience as … Continue reading Activist or Advocate?
"Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for supper" - James Bovard My voting pledge 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 … Continue reading Election Day 2019 Canada
"Racism is a refuge for the ignorant. It seeks to divide and to destroy. It is the enemy of freedom, and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out." - Pierre Berton After all of the news regarding the Alabama legislation today to redefine abortion, the White House basically flipping off the Congress by refusing … Continue reading The Influence of Youth
"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 … Continue reading And the Children Shall Lead the Way