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With Fear as the Warden!

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear” – Mark Twain Another foggy day out there and no wind to help dissipate it.  From my window I can see the huge Canadian flag as still and … Continue reading

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Is Being a Pioneer Worth It?

“In a word I was a pioneer, and therefore had to blaze my own trail” – Major Taylor  There’s a light fog out there today, maybe better described as a mist but enough that you know the horizon is there … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Healthcare

“America’s health care system is neither healthy, caring or a system”  – Walter Cronkite This opening quote can also be said of Canada now.  I grew up in a Canada when health-care had doctors who came to your home.  I … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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On the Issue of Survival

“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change” – Leon C. Megginson Many years ago I read a number of books written by Leon Megginson, an academic considered by … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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