We Don’t Know What We Know Until We Realize

Cognitive psychology has shown that the mind best understands facts when they are woven into a conceptual fabric, such as a narrative, mental map, or intuitive theory. Disconnected facts in the mind are like unlinked pages on the Web: They might as well not exist. - Steven Pinker I have spent the last five days … Continue reading We Don’t Know What We Know Until We Realize

The Contrarian Community of Calgary

A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess. - A. Phillip Randolph 1969 Polio protest for the right to live independently For the first time since the pandemic was declared I am now sitting at Kanpai … Continue reading The Contrarian Community of Calgary

The Decline of the Independence Empire

"Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight" - Marcus Aurelius   The end of the summer is upon us and fall is definitely in the air.  I know I haven't published a thing in almost three weeks however I do have eight drafts on the go.  The diversity of topics could confuse … Continue reading The Decline of the Independence Empire

Polio Diaries – Episode 4

I am going to switch gears today to discuss supportive alliances.  Polio survivors have had numerous alliances over the years and often the survivors were not even aware of them.  One of those alliances was in the form of the Canadian Paraplegic Association and by extension Canadian veterans.  Although formed to support returning WWII veterans … Continue reading Polio Diaries – Episode 4