Category: Retirement

Let There Be Light

In November 2014 I made a big change. I sold my house in Red Deer, Alberta, and together with my eldest son and his fiancee, bought a house in Edmonton.  I had really enjoyed living in the Red Deer house, but it was too big for me as […]

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 […]

Fundraising Conundrum

The Red Cross is universally admired for the great work it does.  Its members show up at crises of all kinds all over the world, and they come prepared. They respond to floods, droughts, fires, and human tragedies of all kinds. They know how to organize, provide shelter […]

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 […]