Tag Archives: Nanaimo

Is Home Where You Live…

“Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition” – James Baldwin Have you ever had one of those mornings where you wake up and the first thought out of your head is “damn it”.  And you start to question why you had to wake up?  Well that was how my day began and […]
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On Being a Victim

“You can slowly ease into being a victim or you can accept being a victim, the only difference is the level of fight” – Terry Wiens (2018) I had a very hard time falling asleep last night and was plagued with thoughts regarding victimization.  There’s a twisted irony to a week containing the annual celebration […]
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A Hostage of Circumstance

“The biggest restriction to independence for the disabled is the perception of retaliation for speaking out” – Terry Wiens (2018) I am so pissed off right now I need to speak out.  I have been a hostage of circumstance for the past four years and I’m tired of it.  I own part of the responsibility […]
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The Christmas Conundrum

“God bless us everyone” – Tiny Tim from Charles Dickens “Christmas Carol Christmas is a very mixed time for me.  My analogy is like comparing a good White Spruce Christmas tree to an artificial tree.  By the time I was sixteen I had spend eight Christmas’s in the Children’s Hospital and in my mind that […]
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Blogging Isn’t Journalism

“Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions” – Noam Chomsky I don’t pretend to be a journalist but the world of social media has suddenly turned everyone with a keyboard into a “journalist”.  Just because I took a few journalism courses at school and had a column in […]
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A Disability of Convenience

“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both” – Dwight D. Eisenhower I have been trying to remain non-political for a number of months now due, in part, to the sad state we find ourselves in politically.  More so south of the border but also creeping into Canada yet again.  When […]
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The Poster Child Philosophy

“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 […]
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As Time Slips By

“Human rights are not only violated by terrorism, repression or assassination, but also by economic structures that creates huge inequalities” – Pope Francis I can’t believe how quickly fall is coming upon us.  My body is certainly making me aware.  I’m not sure what this says about the excitement in my life but when I […]
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Perceiving Access

“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception” – Aldous Huxley Anytime I can open with a Huxley quote I am happy.  In my mind Huxley was brilliant, overcoming his own health issues while developing a philosophy close to my heart.  I read copious amount of […]
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Regulating Common Sense

“Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense” – Gertrude Stein It would appear my rant last week regarding what constitutes a “disabled parking spot” was partially heard.  The City Manager of Parks Operation contacted me and I will be meeting with him at the parking spot on Wednesday. […]
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