THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Something From the Heart – National Caregiver Day, 2015

I know that I promised my next blog post would be about private and national care insurance plans, but to be honest, that was before I remembered that National Caregiver Day was April 5th. So today, I want to write something from the heart and let insurance plans wait till next week. SOMETHING FROM THE ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: Can We Teach Caregiving to the Masses? Should We?

Here’s a question I’ve been pondering this week: can excellent caregiving be taught?  Imagine the perfect caregiver… someone who listens with their whole being, someone who enables the disabled with quiet dignity and humor, someone who puts their charge in the spotlight, while they retreat to the shadows.  Can these skills and talents be taught ...

The Scott Ross: A Devil Of A Valentine

On the face of it Saint Valentine is a pretty odd fellow, after all how many saints have days promoting procreation named after them? There really is only one other figure who shares such a dichotomy, who like St.Valentine had one of the most holiest of titles yet himself was the most profane. He too ...

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

The kind of hope I often think about …is, I believe, a state of mind, not a state of the world. Either we have hope within us or we don’t. Hope is not a prognostication — it’s an orientation of the spirit. Each of us must find real, fundamental hope within himself. You can’t delegate ...

The Scott Ross: The Meaning of Prometheus

The message of Prometheus, the film and the myth, is that the new succeeds at the cost of the old. (This contains spoilers) This message is alluded to in the first scene where on a barren Earth an Engineer after taking an unknown substance dies and decays into the water where his transforming blood begins ...

The Scott Ross: Liberal Red And NDP Orange

The Liberal Party of Canada is often criticized for being stagnant, for not changing, but one just has to look at its logo, its branding, and more specifically, its colour to see that is not true. Colours are important, people naturally associate feelings and ideas to them. Advertisers know this and use colours to associate ...