Category Archives: consciousness

They ought to get out more!

“Hamilton police sickened by shocking conditions…” said the headline in the Toronto Star.* The story covered an inquest into the death of a developmentally delayed man. That police officers would be shocked made me feel exasperated, thus my sarcasm. But … Continue reading

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Jan Wong & me and millions more….

Okay, what do you say we do our bit in the battle against stigma. What battle, you say? Well, the last time you were depressed (yes, that would be most of you at some point), did you admit it to … Continue reading

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Tackling the ‘climate change’ dragon

What exactly do I believe about climate change? And why do I want to know? Lately I’ve found myself sometimes getting into a state of near panic when I think about it. Lurking in the background of my life these … Continue reading

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Where’s the protest?

Okay, is it time to come out fighting yet?   Some would say it’s overdue.*  Talk about the emperor having no clothes!   For example, the number of people who still believe that privatization of everything is the answer, is ridiculous.  Pathetic!  … Continue reading

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The auntie thing…

As my nephew and I sat on the back deck drinking beer, watching the trees, and discussing the state of the world, I remembered my relationship with Aunt Mabel, when I was his age – mid twenties. We’ve lived nearby … Continue reading

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Thinking about ‘critical-judgmental’…

I posted this on Facebook recently*: “Ploughing through the shock-value, mud and bugs in the swamp of this gentleman’s lifestyle/behaviour, I was rewarded by the Precious inside him…. Smells like integrity to me – a quality I profoundly respect and … Continue reading

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That Cat…

Are you The fabled “tiger burning bright In the forests of the night?” You hint at ‘soul’ Through matted fur; your stripes. I reach to stroke, You growl; Yet I would swear It ended with a purr. Almost imperceptible; But … Continue reading

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