Tag Archives: living with a disability

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 … Continue reading

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Who Is the Choir?

“It always seems impossible until it’s done” – Nelson Mandela  What does it mean when someone says “you’re talking to the choir”?.  Lately when the conversation turns to access I get a lot of “it’s alright you are talking to the … Continue reading

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The Conflicts of Life

Another day of rain which is just fine.  The rain and temperature beats the crap out of the snow and the -30 (or worse) Celsius temperatures hammering the east. It has been raining so hard here today that the rain … Continue reading

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Starting 2016 Back at the Beginning

How times change, fifty years ago I was celebrating my last Christmas as a patient in the Children’s Hospital and a year later I was attempting to catch a mud-eating goose from a pond in Stanley Park to have as … Continue reading

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Day of Fast

CONFESSIONS– Today is a confession day and it is also a day of fasting.  I am not fasting for religious reasons or for protest reasons.  I am fasting out of necessity.  It saddens me to say it but that has … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Polio Diaries, Episode 3

1953 saw the last of the major polio epidemics in North America.  In Canada that resulted in almost 9000 cases with over 500 deaths.  That was an 18% mortality rate and that figure climbs as high as 30% for adults.  The … Continue reading

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