Tag Archives: health

Opening Your Own Door

Friends and Self Our life has many ups and downs, We question why we’re here, But deep inside we know ourselves, Loss of friends is what we fear. Is it our expectations? Or the way that others act, That makes us really doubt ourselves, Over how our friends react. We put our faith in people, […]
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On the Issue of Survival

“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change” – Leon C. Megginson Many years ago I read a number of books written by Leon Megginson, an academic considered by many as a business guru.  The first one was written in 1972 entitled “Personnel – […]
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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 inoculated himself, his wife and their three children.  One of the driving forces behind his […]
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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 my polio diagnosis and the beginning of the 1953 polio induced summer of silence so to […]
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A Birthday

“Children are the anchor that holds a mother to life” – Sophocles Today, June 15, is my mothers 90th birthday and she is surrounded by family except me.  I am 400 miles away but I am there in spirit.  A couple of my siblings flew out from Ontario and a couple from Alberta however between […]
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Crappy Way to End the Week

“If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything.  You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree.” – Michael Crichton Happy Easter or whatever celebration you celebrate at this time of the year.  My Easter morning experience involved extricating myself from between the wall and the toilet in my […]
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