"My life isn't a book, it's a collection of short stories" - Terry Wiens Christmas, a day of family, friends and memories. It is a day that can be loud, boisterous and full of activity. It can also be a day of quietude, reflective and personal relaxation. I have experienced both and find myself, maybe … Continue reading Christmas 2019 – Memories of Christmas Past
Advocacy is often seen as working “within the system” whereas activism is seen as working “outside the system” to generate change. I think this is really useful, as clearly the role or issue can shift from one to the other. - Author unknown #SpeakOut, make your voice heard, silence only supports injustices I have fifty years experience as … Continue reading Activist or Advocate?
"The process of empowerment cannot be simplistic defined in accordance with our own particular class interest. We must learn to lift as we climb". ANGELA DAVIES COURTESY OF GLENBOW ARCHIVES (Calgary early 60's when the Palliser Hotel was the high structure in the city Well for the sixth time in my life I have returned … Continue reading PUSHING THE REFRESH BUTTON
"People shouldn't be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people" - Alan Moore, V for Vendetta I am blown away by the apparent pettiness of that sack of air the people of Ontario elected to guide their province. I haven't lived in Toronto for over 40 years and at the time … Continue reading Democracy is Chess, Not Checkers