Tag Archives: social activism

What Defines What?

I have been following the Paralympics in Sochi and it got me to thinking about my first competition.  I was 17 at the time and competed in the first Canadian National Wheelchair Sports Game held in Montreal in 1967.  It coincided with the Montreal Expo which was one big party.  The first games were more […]
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How Far Have We REALLY Come?

Leadnow.ca was having their first organizational meeting in Kelowna last evening.  I have been on their mailing list for sometime now and have added my signature to a number of their online petitions.   This is an online organization that appears dedicated to the protection of our democracy and tackle issues of importance.  Issues like […]
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Human Rights – The Complications!

I was approached almost a year ago by the Alberta Human Rights Commission to develop or revise a number of human rights training modules.  The majority of the modules were aimed at the workplace, were to be presented primarily to human resource specialists and covered topics from “duty to accommodate” to “creating a healthy workplace”. […]
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The New Extended Family – Facebook

People that know me know what a techie freak I am.  Since I am from the border generation (those over 55) people tell me I am an anomaly when it comes to technology with many of my friends coming to me for advice in regards to their computer issues.  And for the uninitiated, the world […]
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Support Services Spelt SUICIDE!

This morning I read about potentially the fourth suicide in less than ten days by another member of the Canadian military.  There are suspicion that all four were dealing with PTSD.  Yesterday Liberal Senator Roméo Dallaire, a true Canadian hero in my opinion, had a minor fender bender on his way to the Senate.  With […]
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Why Have Rights?

There is a line close to the end of a movie called Rory O’Shea Was Here that I have adopted for my own use.  “A right must exist independently of its exercise“.   I love this movie and I believe this line is very powerful.  I have referenced this line in past posts however in […]
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And the Fight Continues

I know many of you are already thinking “There’s goes Terry again, picking another fight” but some you can’t just walk (or in my case wheel) away from.  I’m not really known for my complacency so I am taking a big exception to this one.  In part because I was in living in Calgary during […]
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The Throne Speech, a Compass for Misdirection!

I don’t know about the rest of you but I found the Throne speech to be a real slap in the face to anyone who is capable of individual thought.  I have no idea who actually wrote it but they should have contracted Alice Munro.  After all she just received the Nobel Prize in Literature […]
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I am Thankful I am a Polio Survivor

I haven’t posted anything for a couple of days due to, not so much writers block, but more because of spaghetti ideas.  And what is spaghetti ideas you might ask?  Well it comes from my old programming days when we talked about spaghetti code.  That was programming code that was so convoluted by the time […]
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Will History Repeat?

On Friday Oct 4/13 a gentleman sets himself on fire, otherwise known as self-immolation, on the National Mall in Washington.  A day later he dies and has to be identified through DNA testing.  Now the investigators are scratching their heads in wonderment over why he might have done this. The act of self-immolation as a […]
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