For God Sake Wake Up

"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

Public Safety over Fiscal Responsibility isn’t Really Responsible

"Home is where the heart is, home is where believe we are safe" - Terry Wiens (2019) I love Calgary. Calgary is my home. I've left it many times, sometimes for career purposes and a few times just to go on a crazy adventure. However every time I leave I eventually find myself returning. And … Continue reading Public Safety over Fiscal Responsibility isn’t Really Responsible

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 … Continue reading When Will We Learn, a Life Lesson

The Building Blocks of Youth

“To take children seriously is to value them for who they are right now rather than adults-in-the-making.” ~ Alfie Kohn We all like to see our kids enjoying themselves.  We all want to protect our kids however there is a big difference between "protecting" and "hiding" them from the realities of the world.  Too many … Continue reading The Building Blocks of Youth

The Road Forward, The Path Behind

"One can talk good and shower down roses, but it's the receiver who has to walk through the thorns, and all its false expectations" - Anthony Liccione  I just read an article by a Chris Lenart describing the involvement of fathers in the lives of their disabled child.  I don't know Chris personally and there is … Continue reading The Road Forward, The Path Behind

Hodge-Podge and Little Things – Revision

"Eclectic yet classic with a playful bohemian twist is how I would describe my style" - Alice Temperley    A revision, they happen in life all of the time. In some of my reviewing today I came across a number of articles that I could be presenting today and they would be just as valid. … Continue reading Hodge-Podge and Little Things – Revision

Chapter 1 – Part 2, The Foundation

Let It Come Lying alone in your solitary bed, The arrival of death you do not dread, You’ve lived a different but confusing life, Accepting pleasure and the occasional strife, And had such joy with your now dead wife. You are alone and feeling ready, Your soul is clean and your mind is steady, You … Continue reading Chapter 1 – Part 2, The Foundation

Back Home and Back to Basics

History never really says goodbye.  History says "see you later" - Eduardo Galeano Between dealing with the "normal" aging process of a non-conventional body and watching the erosion of disability rights I have been withdrawing into a numbness.  I feel like I have been fumbling around a dark tunnel for the past three years while … Continue reading Back Home and Back to Basics