Today is Canada's Thanksgiving which is a little different from the American equivalent, still six weeks away. It's a time for families to get together, enjoy each others company for maybe that one time a year, stuff themselves with turkey and other good foods while giving thanks for various aspects of their lives. One big … Continue reading The Decomposition of Healthcare…
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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 … Continue reading And that’s the way it is…
Polio Diaries, Episode 2
Memories from my early polio years are pretty vague so I do have to work at retrieving them. However with the 60th anniversary of the vaccine introduction to Canada coming up in 2015 I do feel it is important to log some of this before the first hand experience disappears forever. Particularly right now with … Continue reading Polio Diaries, Episode 2
In essence there are two types of disabilities (which is very different from diagnosis). They are congenital, usually something that started at birth but is defined by a "condition that occurred before the age of 4", or acquired. An acquired happens after the age of four and could be anything from the results of a … Continue reading What Disability?
Does the Message Match the Action?
Well it has been a very active week politically and disappointing week if you are living with a disability. Some politically positive stories and some very negative stories regarding disabilities. I connect the two because the fate of so many persons with disabilities is linked to the mood of politicians. You can't promote positive change … Continue reading Does the Message Match the Action?
The Effects of Cabin Fever
Today is day five of cabin fever. Between the snow and the temperatures wheelchair travel is discouraged. Now I am not saying that everybody with a disability hibernates in the winter but it certainly does tug at my recessive sloth gene. So here I am at 11:45 in the AM of day five watching the … Continue reading The Effects of Cabin Fever