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Does Pride Trump Dignity?

“Self respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself” – Abraham Joshua Heschel One of the demons I have been battling of late is the issue of dignity versus … Continue reading

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When Independence Isn’t Worth It…

“The best way to take control over a people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions. In this way, the people … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Legacy

“I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I conquered my nightmares because of my dreams” – Jonas Salk In 1952 Dr. Jonas Salk introduced the first polio vaccine.  He was so convinced of its effectiveness that he … Continue reading

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Colour Me Pissed Off

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothings going to get better.  It’s not” – Dr. Seuss, The Lorax   I am so pissed off today it’s best I let the optics speak to my point otherwise my … Continue reading

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Creeping Acceptance

“The first step towards change is awareness.  The second step is acceptance” – Nathaniel Branden I took a few days off following Canada Day, in part, to avoid the current heat wave but also to rest the body.  Increased fatigue … Continue reading

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Canada Day 2017 – Embracing Change

“We don’t develop courage by being happy everyday.  We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity” – Barbara de Angelis What does Canada Day mean to me?  Well according to my mother it is the 64th anniversary of … Continue reading

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A Birthday

“Children are the anchor that holds a mother to life” – Sophocles Today, June 15, is my mothers 90th birthday and she is surrounded by family except me.  I am 400 miles away but I am there in spirit.  A … Continue reading

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