A few weeks ago I attended mandatory workplace training in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention and learned a few basic practical applications and physical intervention skills  As the aggressor one may decide to grab, hit, throw, punch, kick or yell. As the  person being targeted, one may have to avoid, deflect or escape various holds, blows and... Continue Reading →


The way it was

via Daily Prompt: Penchant Looking back, I find it rather comical what I remember as being considered the most important to the adults in my life. Faster, faster, faster. Nothing could be done fast enough. That review of Dragon in a Wagon, the paper on Confederation, survival skill training, finding a lab partner or someone to... Continue Reading →


via Daily Prompt: Educate Listening to this broadcast by CBC on the dilemma of disclosing disability at work (for more info, click here). Education and a willingness to adapt and come together is I would say, the biggest take away. Nobody is invincible, the population is aging and changing and diversity and accessibility are strengths... Continue Reading →


via Daily Prompt: Glaring Like it or not, life is full of hiccups. Sometimes they are quiet and pass almost unnoticed, sometimes they provide comic relief. They could be downright annoying, disruptive, or even cringeworthy. I was watching a video on Youtube the other day, where the artists were taking questions from the audience, and... Continue Reading →

The Sammy Shuffle: part 23

I know 'excellent' is not typically a word people use to describe Mondays. But today was pretty darn good. I'm supposed to be making a real dinner, but I will most likely end up just making popcorn this evening 😛 I've been watching the TV show Switched at Birth - season 4 just popped up on... Continue Reading →


via the Daily Prompt: Retreat "Write it all down," my mom told me once, when I was flailing in the dark and not sure anyone gave a crap about the pain I was living through. And I did. All the things I cannot say, I write. It keeps me from retreating and pushes me forward. It... Continue Reading →


via the Daily Prompt: Bounty I watched a two-part documentary series on Knowledge about the rise and fall of the Incan empire. Theirs was a bountiful existence, they had it all figured out. For a little while anyways. Their mistake was in trusting the Spanish, who repaid Incan hospitality by ambushing, wounding and kidnapping their... Continue Reading →

Food Motivated

I don't understand when people say they don't like to make their own food, or when they survive on store-bought sweets, pre-sliced pieces of plastic cheese, chips and bottles of coke. There is more to life, people, trust me. Life can be pretty rotten sometimes, I'm not gonna lie. Sometimes, I don't believe I could... Continue Reading →


Good day at work today. Some laughs, some teaching ops, some brownies, rain and sun and a needed tidying and tying of loose ends. Three quarters back to where I have my space the way I want it, taking a needed break from the housework that is ongoing. I hurt, and my crutches are crunchy... Continue Reading →

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