"The tragedy of life is often not in our failure, but rather in our complacency; not in our doing too much, but rather in doing too little; not in living above our abilities, but rather in our living below our capacity" - Benjamin Mayes 1958 receiving Christmas gift from Calgary Transit annual staff Christmas Party … Continue reading Blast to the Past
"But if thoughts corrupt language, language can also corrupt thought." - George Orwell 1984 Friday's confession has to do with a topic dear to my heart, the use of words or the science of semantics. With the pending BC election people need to start paying attention to what lies below the words (some call this … Continue reading Whispering Words…
In many of my posts I have often mentioned "worlds within worlds" or people "living in their bubbles". This is not meant in a negative way and actually is not all that uncommon based on social anthropology. It is known as "tribalism". The Merriam Webster dictionary defines tribalism as "loyalty to a tribe or other … Continue reading Tribalism – Worlds within Worlds
As previously reported I have just made another move back to the province I had once left. There are some unique issues when moving while confined to a wheelchair and it takes a fair amount of planning. The first major issue to overcome is FINDING that one wheelchair accessible place that will work for you. … Continue reading A Home is So Rare
I was recently out for supper with a pleasant well educated couple whose company I have always enjoyed. As usual, with me, the conversation did drift around to politics. The issue of right/left came up a number of times however I am much prefer a more centrist common sense approach. I find this right/left conversation … Continue reading Please Don’t Try to Help Me!