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THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: National Caregivers Month Part 1: Bullet-proof

November is National Family Caregivers month and I’ve decided to write a series about resilience.

When I think about my own resilience, I am only half-joking when I tell friends that I’m bullet-proof.  What I mean by that is this: I experience a full range of emotions, but another part of me is in . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: National Caregivers Month Part 1: Bullet-proof

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: An Awesome Wedding and a Lifetime of Friendship

This past holiday season was particularly wonderful for us on account of Nick’s excellent pain management as well as the celebration of love in our family.  But the icing on the cake was the wedding of our old friend, John Bilder. It was about 199… . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: An Awesome Wedding and a Lifetime of Friendship

Politics, Re-Spun: Stephen Harper Fired Jim Flaherty Because of Income Splitting Disloyalty

The smile: it’s fake. He was fired.

Seriously, is it me or did Stephen Harper fire Jim Flaherty over his disloyalty over the income splitting policy disaster?

Certainly, I haven’t read EVERYthing written this week about dude going back to spend more time with his family private sector, but the finance minister was . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Stephen Harper Fired Jim Flaherty Because of Income Splitting Disloyalty

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Please Look At Me

When I am in any kind of pain, I want people around me to look me in the eye.

Here’s what got me thinking about eye contact:  a couple of weeks ago, I was sitting in a dermatology clinic chatting with the resident and a young medical student.  It was all very jolly until . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM – A Blog by Donna Thomson: Please Look At Me

calgaryliberal.com: Creating Winning Conditions for 2016

There are several things that need to be done for a Liberal government in 2016 in the province of Alberta. It’s a trifecta of issues and all, ultimately, comes back to building a connection with our different communities in Alberta. The main three issues are that there are material deficits in the party, firstly; secondly, . . . → Read More: calgaryliberal.com: Creating Winning Conditions for 2016

350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

This clip is from the 1987 Japanese film Hachiko monogatari (a.k.a. Hachi-ko), which tells the true story of an Akita’s devotion to his master. Hachiko was born in Odate, Japan in November 1923, a white male Akita dog. At the age of two months, he was sent to the home of Professor Ueno of the . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies