"I think complacency is what you allow it to be" - Draymond Green Sadly a forced reality for too many people I cannot express the level of my anger right now. It's Thanksgiving and suppose to be a joyous day spend with loved ones (or those close) celebrating the things we are thankful for. Instead … Continue reading For God Sake Wake Up
"Canada is the only country in the world that knows how to live without an identity." - Marshall McLuhan It is Canada Day and the country is celebrating. Large, joyous celebrations from coast to coast to coast. That day of the year dedicated to what it means to be Canadian and express our joy of … Continue reading Canada Day Celebration 2019 – what is it?
"A lesson learnt and not shared is destined to become a lesson lost on wasted time" - Terry Wiens (2019) I stopped writing about six weeks ago thinking my publishing days were over. In part because one just gets tired of writing the same thing over and over by finding different words but also in … Continue reading Return to Sender
"In a word I was a pioneer, and therefore had to blaze my own trail" - Major Taylor There's a light fog out there today, maybe better described as a mist but enough that you know the horizon is there but you can't quite make it out. That same fogginess has been clouding my mind … Continue reading Is Being a Pioneer Worth It?
"A commitment made to a child should be a commitment for life" - Terry Wiens (on the subject of Poster Children) How many times does a picture of some cute animal or cute child show up on your Facebook wall? That's because cuteness sells. This is also a well established premise in marketing and nothing … Continue reading The Poster Child Philosophy
“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 … Continue reading Pissed Me Off, Again
"Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them" - George Eliot The passing of Kenny Baker caught my attention this weekend and created a tsunami of thought. Although I remember many of Kenny's movies I also remember him as a voice that spoke for disability rights and acceptance. He may have … Continue reading Let It Come
"It's not the dog in the fight, it's the fight in the dog that counts" In my last post I mention two stories that had caught my attention and went on to explain one of them. That was the story regarding the Quebec restaurant and the patron with a serious allergy situation. I touched on … Continue reading Boundaries Keep Moving
"With Rights comes Responsibilities" Two stories grabbed my attention this week that I really need to speak out on. The first was that unfortunate event in that Quebec restaurant. Did the police go to far in arresting the server? Initially I would have said yes until after watching some Facebook chatter. I was also hearing … Continue reading Shared Responsibility
School opened this week for most kids in BC and my grandson attended his first day. It was 24 years ago that my son, the taller of the two, entered his first day of school. It was the same year BC Education introduced a number of changes to how school worked. One of the changes … Continue reading School’s Back In