Why I won’t vote CPC

As we travel forward into 2019, election season. It’s not about liking or not liking Justin Trudeau. It’s about the trends in party politics. The federal NDP seem rudderless and short of courage but misre troubling, the CPC and spokespersons sound like US talk radio- sponsored by extremists Rebel Media & friends. They have disappointed high expectations but IMO the Liberals are the MPs to realistically hold the center of our nations virtues. Canada has shifted too far right for decades.

Concerns of Conservatives in power :

  • Healthcare privatization
  • Education defunding & privatization
  • Interference in science research
  • Unjust immigration policies that fit USA extremes
  • Emboldened white nationalists & more intolerance
  • No action on climate change and reversing energy
  • Loss of public lands and parks
  • Loosening of environmental protections
  • Hate speech becoming legal
  • Scheer/Ford/whomever else, wrecking havoc on constitution
  • Trickle down economics that has never worked except for 1%
  • Increased poverty
  • Having to listen to self-righteous Rempel in charge of ministry

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If a dog was a teacher…

Not attributed… sorry

The boy said, ”People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life — like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?” The six-year-old continued,

”Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay for as long as we do.

Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:

• When your loved ones come home, always run to greet them.

• Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.

• Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.

• Take naps.

• Stretch before rising.

• Run, romp, and play daily.

• Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

• Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.

• On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.

• On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.

• When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.

• Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

• Be faithful.

• Never pretend to be something you’re not.

• If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

• When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.

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I’ve stumbled and succeeded. What can I say-I’m bipolar- but I found this quote a good reminder. Discipline in academics refers to intellectual specialty. Discipline, as in punishment, has monopolized the word.

“self discipline. Whether in terms of your diet, fitness, work ethic or relationships, self discipline is the number one trait needed to accomplish goals, lead a healthy lifestyle, and ultimately, be happy.”-Forbes

Remember linguistics…

Disciple> teacher

Discipline> to teach

Self-discipline> to teach oneself

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When I’m not fishing I’m gardening …

It’s been a fun successful flyfishing 2018 season but my gardening is always a mix of work and joy. We eat fresh veg for months. We enjoy fresh vegetables and fruit, mostly from our own garden but preserve many locally grown goodies too.

I also have beautiful rainbow trout in my freezer for winter cuisine but the joy of spending time in the outdoors is so worth it. Flyfishing in BC is a very sweet way to be in nature.

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A wonderful May fishing trip

Had a blast and learned more fly fishing methods in BC interior. Some deep water chironomid techniques paid off when some intense hatches invisibly triggered. With wind and conditions, a fisher couldn’t spot any obvious trout food hatch. Loon was sitting on her nest for three days so the father never harassed us. Even got campfire before we get shut down. 🙂

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We’re Not Just Raising Boys…

via We’re Not Just Raising Boys…

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Michael’s essay: In praise of librarians

Michael’s essay: In praise of librarians
— Read on www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4618213

In truth, librarians and elementary school teachers are the most important non-parental figures in a child’s life.

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