Return To Sender

Life in the tree I haven't published anything on my site for some time and actually thought I was finished with it. I have been writing a lot but not publishing. It just seemed everything I wrote was so negative and jaded that I didn't want to put it out there. We are surrounded with … Continue reading Return To Sender

The Resurrection of a Memory

Alberta Children's Hospital (1958) Growing up in the Children's Hospital you really have little control over your day to day life. You learn quickly two things, routine is very structured and your activities are very planned. I knew everyday that a nurse would be there at 8am, noon, 4:30pm and again around 9pm to check … Continue reading The Resurrection of a Memory

Activist or Advocate?

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?

Thanksgiving 59 Years Later

"The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain.  It's the loneliness of it.  Memories need to be shared" - Lois Lowry, The Giver CONFESSIONS - It is challenging to distinguish between a confession and whining however after two weeks of fighting for some hope it is time to lay out a confession.  There couldn't … Continue reading Thanksgiving 59 Years Later

No Bulb in the Socket

"Life is to short to drag a trunk of suppressed negative feelings around, dump that crap and travel life's road with an overnight bag.  The trip is much more enjoyable when not weight down with old baggage." - Terry Wiens (2018) CONFESSION - ALERT, if course language and angry outbursts affect your sensitivities you should … Continue reading No Bulb in the Socket