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My Dad

Saturday night at 11:05 PM, I lost my dad to a long and slow battle with dementia. He was relaxed and comfortable when he passed and luckily all 3 of his children were by his side. I thought I would take some time to tell you about my Dad. He was born in 1940 to parents that lived in military base housing. His Dad was in the military and luckily never got called overseas to fight in WW2. Luckily Dad never had to move base to base other than once. His early years were in Ottawa and then

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Endless cycle of insanity

So in the Weekly wrap up, I said it might be cathartic to express yourself in a blog. As some of you know, on Friday a week and half ago, my dad was taken to the hospital in delirium, but something wrong in his chest too. They put him in immediate isolation and did a COVID19 test and checked him for a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). I should insert here, that Dad was supposed to be put on a list to moved from a assisted living facility to a supportive living facility. Before the above h

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I Can't Believe That This Happened In Canada

I am really in shock of the current events of today in Ottawa in our Nations Capital and on Monday in Montreal. I guess I always knew that this one day may have come, but still, it doesn't lessen the deep sense regret that our lives will be changing going forward.   I will try to sum up the events of the past 3 days, based on the latest news reports and the just finished speech from our Prime Minister Steven Harper.   On Monday, two Canadian Armed Forces members, one in uniform, one not, wer

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Queer As Folk

Back in 2005 the US version of Queer As Folk went off the air. It had characters Ben and Michael getting married in Canada as it was the only place in North America to legally get married if you were same sex. Melanie and Lindsey moved to Toronto where they legally could be married and raise their son Gus, who would be 16 now I think. Also, Debbie and Carl were left unwed as Debbie swore never to get married until her son and friends legally could at home.   Fast forward 10 years and it is now

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Losing my fun Aunt

It is funny how families spread out across a country how you wish you had more memories of certain family members than what you had the opportunity to, after they pass away.   Once such person was my Auntie Nancy who recently passed away.   I remember meeting her when I was about 5 years old when she started dating my Dad's brother when he moved out West from Central Canada and ended up boarding at my Mom's parents house (confusing I know).   I remember that wedding when Auntie Nancy becam

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Was I wrong?

So I did something tonight that I've always wanted to, but have always kind of just turned away and ignore it.   It happened in a McDonald's of all places   I walk up and a lady asks me to take my order. She is an older lady, by her accent would guess she originally came from Eastern Europe.   Next to me is a man about 55 who has already put in his order and is starting to get louder and louder as he is saying that Canada is giving away all our jobs to the foreigners. He gets louder and s

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Two steps back for India

So with more and more countries making progressive steps to equalize rights between homosexual and heterosexual persons, I guess it is unfortunate that there are some countries that will try to reverse that direction.   First, Russia made international news making the promotion or homosexual lifestyle illegal.   Now we have India's Supreme Court overriding a lower court ruling in 2009 that ruled an 1860 law outlawing "carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or anim

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Gay Refugee's

So find it really interesting that this has been a major point of the news of lately.   I have often said that Conservatives up in Canada are probably left of Democrats in the US. Not sure if the US is doing this or speaking out to this degree against Russia but if they are then good on them!   I never knew we took in 100 Gay Iranian refugees from Turkey either   I'll let you read and see what you think.   Canada accepting Gay Refugees

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Hope, Amazement and more hope

Not sure if anyone heard, but my home city of Calgary suffered historical flooding just 2 weeks ago. Several surrounding towns and hamlets were devastated as well .   Something happened over the past two weeks that has given me a lot of hope, surprised me and just made me say wow. Although there was several beyond imaginable happenings over this time period, there is one that stood at the forefront in my mind.   Every 1st and 2nd week of July Calgary plays host to the world with the Calgary

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Toronto Pride and Gay Rights

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/toronto-pride-festival-heart-canada-gay-rights-movement-184423222.html   Interesting blog that I thought I would share   Toronto, in the Province of Ontario and has one of the largest Pride Parades in North America is set to have this years Parade with an added addition. The newly elected Premier of Ontario and her wife will be marching in the parade as they have done for several years.   Next year Toronto has been bestowed the honour of hosting th

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Good Bye Exodus

So read another article in the newspaper, but this one has most the same information:   Exodus admits they were wrong   Personally I'm glad there is one less organization that people can turn to and say that they were 'curing' homosexuality.   A couple of pretty amazing statements from the article:     Another quote I saw in the local newspaper but not in the article was that Chambers admitted that they were practicing their beliefs in contrary to what the bible teaches and expects.

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My first blog post

So in all my years at GA, this is my first blog that I have done Since it is politically sensitive it had to go here instead of a Lounge topic.   Thursday marked what I consider a monumental change in the way gay rights is viewed in the US.   http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/24/us-usa-boyscouts-ban-vote-idUSBRE94M1A320130524   I personally know of some members here at GA that have tried to help American Scouts to get their Eagle Scout badge after they were kicked out for being gay.

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