Tag Archives: disability living

Is Being a Pioneer Worth It?

“In a word I was a pioneer, and therefore had to blaze my own trail” – Major Taylor  There’s a light fog out there today, maybe better described as a mist but enough that you know the horizon is there but you can’t quite make it out.  That same fogginess has been clouding my mind […]
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The Santa Shadow

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life” – Richard Bach CONFESSIONS –   In preparation for the suggested snow that may be coming I did a quick roll over to the mall to grab the last “essentials” I may need for the […]
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Pissed Me Off, Again

“A right must exist independently of its exercise,” – Rory O’Shea Was Here (2004) I usually try to be polite and mature in my writings.  I try to be as factual as I can and hopefully eliminate as much of my own bias as possible.  Then there are days like today where I run across a […]
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Shared Responsibility

“With Rights comes Responsibilities” Two stories grabbed my attention this week that I really need to speak out on.  The first was that unfortunate event in that Quebec restaurant.  Did the police go to far in arresting the server?  Initially I would have said yes until after watching some Facebook chatter. I was also hearing […]
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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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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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School’s Back In

School opened this week for most kids in BC and my grandson attended his first day.  It was 24 years ago that my son, the taller of the two, entered his first day of school.  It was the same year BC Education introduced a number of changes to how school worked.  One of the changes […]
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As Bob Dylan would tell you…

Confessions time –  I have been following this online thread recently where they discuss all things disabled blah, blah, blah however one of the recurring themes is attitude.  No surprise but it got me to thinking last night.  I remember giving my first “attitude adjustment” to someone when I was fifteen years old. This was in […]
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And that’s the way it is…

I have sat down (kind of redundant statement considering I’m wheelchair dependent) numerous times in the past couple of weeks to put some thoughts to paper but to no avail.  Traditionally when I’m writing I have CBC News World on in the background, a practice I have now stopped.  It was becoming to difficult to […]
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