Tag Archives: Just one man’s opinion

Where it Began

I fell asleep again last night in my recliner watching the late news.  I woke up at some point long enough to flip off the TV and slipped right back into a good deep sleep.  Woke up alert at 7AM, feeling refreshed like you should after a good nights sleep, feet not looking like the […]
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Frame of Reference

I dozed off in my recliner last night, it’s a very comfortable chair, easy to doze off in but in bad need of some maintenance.  I woke up around 4:30 this morning and gave some thought to moving into the bedroom.  After glancing at my watch I just pulled the blanket up and went back […]
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School’s Back In

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 […]
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As Bob Dylan would tell you…

Confessions time –  I have been following this online thread recently where they discuss all things disabled blah, blah, blah however one of the recurring themes is attitude.  No surprise but it got me to thinking last night.  I remember giving my first “attitude adjustment” to someone when I was fifteen years old. This was in […]
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A Good Day for a Drive…

I haven’t been out recently so following an invitation to come to Duncan I decided what the hell.  It was a gorgeous day and I was well within my budget requirements.  Yes I have mileage budgets that I pay attention to. Based on my current budget and the price of gas I can drive about […]
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The Fathers Day That Just About Wasn’t

To all of the father’s out there happy Fathers Day.  My own father passed away in 1998 due to cancer so for him I always light a candle on this day.  I still miss him and unfortunately I don’t have any real pictures of him.  Fathers Day, for me, takes on a special meaning.  I’m […]
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A Long Life, A Short Illness

I have been following the Truth and Reconciliation Commission process for some time now.  Needless to say I was glued to Newsworld this morning when they released the final report.  I was very surprised to hear the final residential school didn’t close down until 1996.  That is not ancient history.  Being raised in an institution […]
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Lets Try Again

A number of months ago I decided to discontinue these posts.  To be honest I wasn’t seeing much sense to them anymore.  I wasn’t sure how many people were actually listening.  The changes happening under the current government appear to be just speeding up the erosion process.  The only time I ever hear Harper making […]
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Progressive Nanaimo

I left Vancouver Island seven years ago to return Calgary for career purposes.  I grow up in Calgary.  I have lived in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax but I have continually returned to Calgary.  However having moved to Vancouver Island in 1990 made this my longest absence from Calgary.  This 18 year absence meant a major […]
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Life is a Beach!

I am sure everyone has heard the saying “Life is a beach” which is really a derivative of a much negative saying.  But somewhere along the line someone took the negativity out of the “life is a bitch” originating statement and turned it into a more positive.  I think that is a good thing.  My […]
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