Tag Archives: Disability

Does Pride Trump Dignity?

“Self respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself” – Abraham Joshua Heschel One of the demons I have been battling of late is the issue of dignity versus … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Legacy

“I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I conquered my nightmares because of my dreams” – Jonas Salk In 1952 Dr. Jonas Salk introduced the first polio vaccine.  He was so convinced of its effectiveness that he … Continue reading

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As Time Slips By

“Human rights are not only violated by terrorism, repression or assassination, but also by economic structures that creates huge inequalities” – Pope Francis I can’t believe how quickly fall is coming upon us.  My body is certainly making me aware. … Continue reading

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Canada Day 2017 – Embracing Change

“We don’t develop courage by being happy everyday.  We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity” – Barbara de Angelis What does Canada Day mean to me?  Well according to my mother it is the 64th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Now You Tell Me…

“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception” – Aldous Huxley There are times you can only scratch your head and wonder if this is really life or am I just … Continue reading

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My New Reality…

“The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.” – Gaylord Nelson Not sure what woke me up this morning, the construction, the heavy … Continue reading

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Taking Responsibility

“The life history of the individual is first and foremost an accommodation to the patterns and standards traditionally handed down in his community” – Ruth Benedict It has been raining off and on for most of the day.  I knew … Continue reading

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