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Remembrance Day 2019

“I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.”—John Diefenbaker […]
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The Road Forward, The Path Behind

“One can talk good and shower down roses, but it’s the receiver who has to walk through the thorns, and all its false expectations” – Anthony Liccione  I just read an article by a Chris Lenart describing the involvement of fathers in the lives of their disabled child.  I don’t know Chris personally and there is […]
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Redefining Social Justice – Part 1 Convergence

“When you are fighting for social justice, one of my biggest pet peeves is speaking out of ignorance” – Eva Longoria  I have spend a life-time as an activist and an advocate for social justice.  In that time I have also worked, maintained a career, raised a family and accomplished all of this with a […]
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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 had been thrown in my direction I probably wouldn’t be where I am today.  With […]
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Izing the Memories of Life

“Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream” – Khalil Gibran  Just a quick Friday afternoon feelings article.  A short review of “izing’s” and something that Khalil Gibran made me realize many years ago.  His writings had a major impact on me in the late 60’s and into my college years.  So just […]
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Canada Day 2017 – Embracing Change

“We don’t develop courage by being happy everyday.  We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity” – Barbara de Angelis What does Canada Day mean to me?  Well according to my mother it is the 64th anniversary of my polio diagnosis and the beginning of the 1953 polio induced summer of silence so to […]
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Anger and Apathy

Today is just a rant to get something off my chest.  Life can be a bitch to get some of this frustration out there when you have become like white noise to almost everyone around you.  Something happened two days ago and it raises numerous flags for me. We have #blacklivesmatter, we #bluelivesmatter, and even […]
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Supporting Our Veterans in the 21st Century

It is Remembrance Day in 2014.  It is the day we remember those who sacrificed for our country.  We remember those who gave their lives in the Great War of a 100 years ago.  It is a day we remember veterans like my father who served in World War 2.  It is a day for […]
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