Tag Archives: Disability

Family Day and Telethon’s

“I didn’t ask anyone to make me a poster boy, because poster boys always end up on a dart board” – Anurag Kashyap  Today is Family Day in BC.  Yesterday was the 2017 annual Variety Show of Hearts Telethon.  What … Continue reading

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Stereotyping Through Stigma

“The whole idea of a stereotype is to simplify. Instead of going through the problem of all this great diversity – that it’s this or maybe that – you have just one large statement; it is this.” – Chinua Achebe … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Healthcare

“America’s health care system is neither healthy, caring or a system”  – Walter Cronkite This opening quote can also be said of Canada now.  I grew up in a Canada when health-care had doctors who came to your home.  I … Continue reading

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A Hostage of Circumstance

“The biggest restriction to independence for the disabled is the perception of retaliation for speaking out” – Terry Wiens (2018) I am so pissed off right now I need to speak out.  I have been a hostage of circumstance for … Continue reading

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The Christmas Conundrum

“God bless us everyone” – Tiny Tim from Charles Dickens “Christmas Carol Christmas is a very mixed time for me.  My analogy is like comparing a good White Spruce Christmas tree to an artificial tree.  By the time I was … Continue reading

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Blogging Isn’t Journalism

“Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions” – Noam Chomsky I don’t pretend to be a journalist but the world of social media has suddenly turned everyone with a keyboard into a “journalist”.  … Continue reading

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A Disability of Convenience

“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both” – Dwight D. Eisenhower I have been trying to remain non-political for a number of months now due, in part, to the sad state we find ourselves in … Continue reading

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