Tag Archives: racism

A War is Raging

“Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome” – Rosa Parks It is telling when I have to leave a link explaining who Rosa Parks is but, what to me is recent history, seems to be buried […]
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The “Yes, But” Person

“Compromise is not about losing.  It is about deciding the other person has just as much right to be happy with the end result as you do.” – Donna Martini  I am sitting here engulfed in the fall out of the BC forest fires, thick smoke heavy enough to taste and that’s from five hundred […]
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Redefining Social Justice – Part 2, Knowing Your Place is Not Knowing your Role

“Never fry bacon wearing a tank top on while sitting in a wheelchair” – Ancient Chinese Proverb I have always considered myself a political “centrist”.  There isn’t a political party that hasn’t presented a few platform I agree with and others I don’t.  But that is alright, that is what makes me a centrist and […]
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I’m Angry

I am not going to talk about access, disability or seniors today.  I am going to take a few minutes to clarify my anger.  I am beyond angry and that bothers me since it is exactly what Trump and his ilk want.  Keep us angry and it’s easier to divide us.  The shooting at the […]
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A Mentorship Moment…

“I am not a teacher, but an awakener” – Robert Frost I have had some excellent mentors throughout my lifetime.  One of the most influential was a gentleman I met at age 13 Keith Werry.  He was 20 years my senior and became my first and most influential mentor.  Keith introduced me and so many of […]
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I Don’t Want To Go Back

I have been numb for the last number of weeks and have maintained a semi-comatose composure in order to avoid saying something out of anger.  I know if I had of spoken earlier on this it would have been from a point of anger, not facts.  If I speak from anger I have brought myself down to […]
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Spring Cleaning

It is that time of year where I try to get an hour or so in deleting, shredding etc of the stuff I don’t need anymore.  There was a time I was an employer and as an employer you have a legal responsibility to maintain employment records for a certain period of time.  So I […]
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It Just Keeps Coming Back

I’ve been an activist for the rights of the disabled for over 50 years.  I have watched, participated and benefitted from some of the many changes that have taken place in my life time. The other thing I have witnessed repeatedly is that for every two step forward we wind up with one step back. […]
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Does Political Correctness Change Racism?

I was as saddened this past week as millions were when Dylann Roof boldly (I’m suppose to use “allegedly” here but he has admitted to his actions) and viciously killed nine people in a historical church in Charleston, South Carolina.  Unfortunately I wasn’t shocked which is even more saddening.  Apparently Sandy Hook taught us nothing. […]
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