Thursday, March 23, 2017

Rebecca still looks a bit sick but I am going to take her to the Dollarama. Then there is stuff to do with the Elder Advocates of Alberta Working group so I will be with Ruth Adria for a bit. But for now the still life of the geraniums is very pretty. Silence is like a plate of cupcakes in the writing room just being enjoyed before devouring. A constellation of Christmas tree stars I have collected shine brilliantly and comfort me that "This too will pass" in terms of the lawsuit. I feel that the world is for our knowing. Get to know it folks in whatever way that is required of you. When you don't know how to become familiar with the world find someone like Ruth Adria who has shone a light in the darkness and has a map for the route. Follow Ruth Adria and see how to navigate this darkness. Out of darkness into light. Out of failed governance into real democratic participation. Out of junk mail conversation into activism that will change the world.

Julie Ali feeling fantastic.
Just now
A gauzy light is outside and the geese were honking in a complaining fashion by the marsh as I dumped out the compost in the bin near the fence. Snow is sticking to the steps of the deck like fungal umbrellas.
Right now younger boy is not feeling well and is in bed. He had to miss school. I just hope he isn't getting the GI outbreak thing that Rebecca had.
Rebecca still looks a bit sick but I am going to take her to the Dollarama. Then there is stuff to do with the Elder Advocates of Alberta Working group so I will be with Ruth Adria for a bit.
But for now the still life of the geraniums is very pretty. Silence is like a plate of cupcakes in the writing room just being enjoyed before devouring. A constellation of Christmas tree stars I have collected shine brilliantly and comfort me that "This too will pass" in terms of the lawsuit.
I feel that the world is for our knowing. Get to know it folks in whatever way that is required of you. When you don't know how to become familiar with the world find someone like Ruth Adria who has shone a light in the darkness and has a map for the route. Follow Ruth Adria and see how to navigate this darkness.
Out of darkness into light.
Out of failed governance into real democratic participation.
Out of junk mail conversation into activism that will change the world.
Ageism to become discrimination in Alberta for first time
'We can now join the rest of Canada'
CBC News Posted: Jan 06, 2017 5:18 PM MT Last Updated: Jan 08, 2017 8:41 AM MT
Age will soon be included as a prohibited ground of discrimination under the Alberta Human Rights Act.
An application to include age as a discriminating factor was granted at a hearing in Edmonton Court of Queen's Bench Friday after it was unopposed by the province.
"We can now join the rest of Canada," said lawyer Allan Garber as he left the court with seniors' advocate Ruth Adria.
While the preamble to the act proclaims all people are "equal in dignity, rights and responsibilities with regard to" many qualities including age, age is not included as a prohibited ground of discrimination in respect to goods and services or tenancies, Adria's application said.

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