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The Baron’s of the Badlands

“Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self” – May Sarton I love good writers, poets and story tellers so to be able to open with a quote by May Sarton (also an outspoken activists on … Continue reading

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The Fiefdom of Bureaucracy

“In any bureaucracy, there’s a natural tendency to let the system become an excuse for inaction” – Chris Fussell    A couple of weeks ago I was interviewed by a BC reporter, Melanie Green, regarding the conundrum of aging with … Continue reading

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What Is Family?

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life” – Richard Bach It is one of those days and the frequency is increasing.  I have been experiencing a … Continue reading

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The Aging Challenge

“Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength” – Betty Friedan Having spent all of my life with a disability I have learnt never to take anything for granted.  If I accepted every “assumption” that … Continue reading

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Stuck in the Middle…

“Most ‘Monty Python’ fans are, of course, baby-boomers, who have long been a nostalgic lot and are growing more so as they totter towards old age” – Terry Teachout  There is an old adage that goes “being in the right place … Continue reading

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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 … 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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