Christmas 2019 – Memories of Christmas Past

"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

Activist or Advocate?

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?

PUSHING THE REFRESH BUTTON

"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