Just Because It's Buried Doesn't Mean It's Dead

“Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you’ve lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that’s good.” - Elizabeth Edwards Attending my dad's employers Christmas party (1958) when … Continue reading Just Because It's Buried Doesn't Mean It's Dead

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 … Continue reading Shared Responsibility

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 … Continue reading You Call This a Break

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 … Continue reading As Bob Dylan would tell you…