Thursday, December 15, 2005

CARING about CANADA

It's December 2004

I have retired for the last time, in the place I intend to spend the rest of my days and nights. This IS the place where I underwent conception, infancy and adolescence.

But, it is not the place I have spent my adulthood. Here is a sequential list of geographical locations in which I considered myself resident: Ontario, New York,Alaska, New York again, Ontario again, Indiana, Alberta, Manitoba, NovaScotia, Ontario once more.

I have lived in London, England for four months (twice), and have visited a dozen islands in the Carribean. Also Venezuela, Panama, Costa Rica. In Europe : Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Greece, Hungary, Romania and what is now called Moldave (then part of the USSR.)

I have visited every mainland state of the USA and every Canadian province except for Newfoundland & Labrador, Yukon , Nunavut and the NW Territories.

So, the question becomes, Why here, from now on?. I have my reasons, and they include much more than nostalgic sentiment (although I admit to twinges of that from time to time.)

I could have chosen Winnipeg, where 4 of my 5 offspring and their families live, (the most agreeable city I have experienced), or Annapolis Royal where I have several business colleagues and a few very special friends, and have been politically active.

Reasons #1, #2 : Air I can breathe (there is NO industry so NO smog), and lots of trees among the rock outcrops(lots of oxygen)

Water I can drink (coming from a limestone bed or a granite bedrock, it does not require chlorine chemicals to exceed the quality of water in every urban location.) By filtering and disinfecting the lake water with ultra violet, I have two sources of potable water.

Reason #3 : Family concerns. My disabled brother lives nearby. Neither he nor his wife can any longer drive, and the nearest villages and medical care are 10 miles and 30 miles distant. I mean to share this service with my nephew who also lives nearby.

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Thursday, November 17, 2005
Early edition of campaign flier


Thursday, December 15, 2005
CARING about CANADA


Thursday, February 02, 2006
What I Learned -- when I ran for Parliament


Friday, November 17, 2006
Paying The Banksters Their Toll


Wednesday, October 01, 2008
The Money Meltdown


Wednesday, October 01, 2008
What's Happening and What to Expect


Sunday, October 05, 2008
What's happening NOW


Wednesday, October 08, 2008
How to React


Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Mr. Prime Minister


Sunday, October 12, 2008
An interview with Professor K