Tag Archives: history

He Didn’t Know

Well it is Monday, a nice sunny day with a bit of a cool breeze. I thought my days of writing were behind me and that it was time to just quit. People don’t seem to want to hear. However when you look at what is going on in, not only the world, but in […]
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Running On Fumes

I have just finished week 7 of the COVID19 life-style and I’m starting to run on fumes. The fight is draining out of me. I feel like I’m trapped on a carousel of an ever changing cycle of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, five stages of grief. However just as you think you have worked through one, a […]
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The Resurrection of a Memory

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 temperatures, blood pressure, heart […]
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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 I have fifty years experience as an activist with another 25 years of advocacy experience […]
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Thanksgiving 2019

“Legacy is not what I did for myself, it’s what I’m doing for the next generations” – Vitor Belfort Thanksgiving Day is upon us and one constant I hear every year is “why is the Canada Thanksgiving not held at the same time as the American one?”. For those that don’t know the reasons are […]
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The Western Migration

“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb A couple of political events in Calgary and Alberta opened some curtains in the mist of some lost memories this week. That can be beneficial because it makes me think of how we got to where […]
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And the Children Shall Lead the Way

“You who are on the roadMust have a code that you can live byAnd so become yourselfBecause the past is just a good-bye.Teach your children well,Their father’s hell did slowly go by,And feed them on your dreamsThe one they picks, the one you’ll know by.Don’t you ever ask them why, if they told you, you […]
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A War is Raging

“Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome” – Rosa Parks It is telling when I have to leave a link explaining who Rosa Parks is but, what to me is recent history, seems to be buried […]
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When Will We Learn, a Life Lesson

” A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots” – Marcus Garvey I must admit this current measles outbreak has me a little concerned. What has me even more concerned is how quickly people forget the past and from what I have observed history seems […]
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2017 The Year to Not Look Back

“Ring out the false, ring in the true” – Alfred Lord Tennyson The road through 2017 has been one of ruts, potholes and sometimes just plain erosion.  I usually approach New Years by taking the lessons I have learnt throughout the year to make myself better, not bitter but this year has been very challenging.  […]
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