Tag Archives: human rights

Alberta’s Spectre of Trumpism

“The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man is threatened” – John F Kennedy I know I promised to do an article on my perspective of the changing education system in Alberta and I will. However I will save it for my Monday meanderings post because right now I want […]
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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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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.  I’m not sure what this says about the excitement in my life but when I […]
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The Lasting Legacy

I often joke that I grew up with about 30 mother figures and one father.  The hospital’s of my childhood was the employment domain of the female worker which contributed to so many mother-figures.  With the exception of your doctor, who you may have seen an hour or two a week (unless he was hanging […]
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Still Marching…

I am extremely concerned over the events that lead up to yesterday’s Women’s March and disgusted over the need for it.  I thought my days of participating in civil rights marches were over but I was wrong.  I can’t quit now and watch all that I fought for disappear.  This March is not just about women, […]
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Moving Forward with Focus

My last writing proved very cathartic for me.  The numbness of the American election is beginning to wear off and the reality is settling in.  As a life long activist I spent almost three weeks questioning my purpose while letting doubt seep into the crevices of my mind.  Some of that doubt comes amidst a sudden […]
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Pissed Me Off, Again

“A right must exist independently of its exercise,” – Rory O’Shea Was Here (2004) I usually try to be polite and mature in my writings.  I try to be as factual as I can and hopefully eliminate as much of my own bias as possible.  Then there are days like today where I run across a […]
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A Day at a Time

“A right must exist independently of its exercise,” – Rory O’Shea Was Here (2004) Throughout my life I have been asked more times than I care to count, “What’s it like living with a disability?” Depending on my mood I would utter some flippant comment or make some kind of feel good statement. To me that […]
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Providing Detail is Not Attacking

I grew up with a disability in a very different time.  There were no programs, no regulations, etc. there was just you, your family and your community.  There was no socialized medicine, accessible building codes or educational inclusion.  From a societal point of view we were just coming out of that age of “The Secret […]
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Revictimization

I haven’t posted for a while due to business.  However I can’t use that as an excuse and I can’t put this off any longer.  This week has been extremely aggravating and epitomizes the challenges I have been helping some clients with. There has been a lot of news this week on the subject of […]
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