Category Archives: causes

There but for luck… #1

Not everyone has the good fortune to talk with people who “live the life” in the street or at a level of extreme poverty.  I’ve had that opportunity on many occasions for reasons not relevant here. But every time I … Continue reading

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Lost potential…

“R” and I sat glued to our conversation, astonished and excited that, by some amazing coincidence, we both had a passionate interest in what we were talking about: how mental distress tends to be handled  by the psychiatric or medical … Continue reading

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Fear of so-called schizophrenia

Partly because of my friend “A”, and partly because of Mad Pride Week, I’ve been thinking a lot about the importance of the label “schizophrenia”.  There’s been so much discussion about it in recent years, and people are only just … Continue reading

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The sins of our “fathers”…

There we sat, in the café, a lot of Canadian history between us.  Her ancestors indigenous Canadian and holocaust survivors, mine ‘Scottish Presbyterian’ and English settlers who imposed themselves on land that may never have belonged to them. If my … Continue reading

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It’s my blog and I’ll do what I want…..

Poetry…. Nostalgia…. History…. Political rants …. Hey, it’s my blog and I’ll do what I want with it.   That’s the incredible, amazing thing about blogging. I’ve come to think of it as a new form of communication, (as opposed … Continue reading

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Get involved – again and again….

On the wall in my favourite coffee shop is a sign that says, “Always hold firmly to the thought that each one of us can do something to bring some portion of misery to an end.”  It moved me so … Continue reading

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