Tag Archives: Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Starting 2016 Back at the Beginning

How times change, fifty years ago I was celebrating my last Christmas as a patient in the Children’s Hospital and a year later I was attempting to catch a mud-eating goose from a pond in Stanley Park to have as my first Vancouver Christmas supper.  There has been a lot of magic deer poop dust […]
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A Long Life, A Short Illness

I have been following the Truth and Reconciliation Commission process for some time now.  Needless to say I was glued to Newsworld this morning when they released the final report.  I was very surprised to hear the final residential school didn’t close down until 1996.  That is not ancient history.  Being raised in an institution […]
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Systems Come and Go but the Child is Always There

I received a Christmas card last month that contained a few old newspaper articles with me in the early years of my polio.  As an early poster child they tended to take a lot of pictures of you for the local newspaper but I had no idea these ones existed.  It really brought home the […]
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