How To Have A Nervous Breakdown
It’s 3 o’clock in the morning I awaken realising the email from Westjet confirming my son’s airline flight, purchased with a travel voucher from Avion, after canceling booked flights for me and him at Christmas time, did not look right. It only lists a Reservation Code, along with his name and flight data. How can…
Cast No Blame
I was just thinking about how good people who are angry do not always identify the so-called “enemy” correctly…Like for instance, our Indigenous friends whose ancestors were treated as if they were not even members of the human race, are now (much too late) being compensated, to an extent, by a Liberal government – which…
April 2, 2023 Poem
“Lillies Of The Field” Filmed in 1963 Back when We still believed in the Goodness of others That a young black man Brash, confident, adept With a toolbox In his car Could become a gift From God To a sternfaced Catholic abyss And four black-robed sisters Lured to America To spread the Word. Impoverished, unable…
An Old Dead Tree In A Gravel Pit
MY LIFE STORY HAS BEEN PUBLISHED. I CAN REST IN PEACE!
Good Versus Evil?
Good versus evil? Love versus hate? I don’t believe in Polarity. There is no polarity In nature’s world. There is sunshine And showers Erosion and floods Earthquakes and fire There is constant change In nature’s world. It is a balancing act. Too much of this Not enough of that Same thing in the human World.…
HOW TO DEVELOP YOUR HUMOROUS MUSCLES (title of a workshop I used to facilitate)
HOW TO DEVELOP YOUR HUMOROUS MUSCLES (Note: There is a bone in the upper arm which is called the humerous bone. It connects the shoulder with the elbow or “funnybone.”) Why Humour is important in Today’s World: Humour is an important communications tool. It helps us to enjoy the company of other human beings. It…
My Fitbit is ALIVE!!
I went back to bed this morning. My new Fitbit watch indicated I needed more sleep to be healthy. And I had yawned my way all through toast and coffee. I had just about drifted off when my wrist, which was beneath my ear on the pillow, jerked as if it was alive. And I…
What’s My Job?
My personal belief is that we all, whether we realize it or not, have a job to do here on this earth. And possibly, as we carry on into the next world as well. Perhaps we are all part of “The Whole?” Our talents and inspirations direct us as we journey along through life. If…
The Aging Brain
As I approach the age of wisdom I also enter into the age of forgetfulness. Particularly when I am low on sleep. My mind and my eyes process things in a series of postcard-like images and thoughts. It all comes together quite well eventually, but slower than in the days of yore. It’s hard to…
MENTAL ILLNESS AFFECTS EVERYONE IN THE FAMILY
My youngest daughter Fern was 10 years old when her brother Bruce was struck down by schizophrenia. Ironically her sister Debbie suffered from symptoms of clinical depression at almost the same time. At one point, Fern and I visited her two siblings who were ensconced in separate wards on the third floor of Prince George…