Category: Family

Who Do You Think You Are?

Who do you think you are? Are you whatever is in your mind? Are you who you see in the mirror? Are you whatever other people think of your appearance? Jamie (MustBeTuesday) recently posted a video on body positivity that taught me a valuable lesson. He explained that […]

Grenfell Tower Fire by Natalie Oxford via Wikimedia Commons (CC 4.0)

Austerity Kills.

Austerity kills, and do you know who it kills?  Poor people. New immigrants. The elderly. People with addictions.  Young artists. Unemployed people. The disabled and infirm. Single parents. I don’t care what political landscape you inhabit, you only have to look around to realize that some of us […]

Don’t Fence Me Out!

I had a good time watching the Pride Parade on Saturday. It is always fun to watch, and the crowd is always good-natured.  Edmonton turns out in huge numbers to watch the parade and join in the festivities, and this year there seemed to be even bigger crowds […]

Hewens Road, Hayes End by Alan Hunt via Geograph (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Looking Back

I’ve done a lot of looking back over the last couple of weeks. I have been visiting with some of the members of my UK family, and I realized that when you are around extended family, they tell stories of things that happened in the past. They tell […]

Overheard in Monterey

Don’t jump in the puddle. Stay close. It’s not just the cars. There are lots of people here. Stay in front of me. I don’t want to lose you. Where’s your monkey? Do up your jacket. Walking around Monterey recently, on the recreation trail to Lovers Point and […]