Lysol Wipes

On the Saturday after the Calgary flood, I signed up to the (then) fledgling YYCHelps.ca as a volunteer. On the Monday after the flood, our family returned home, cleaned out the fridge and took stock of what we could offer. Our first stop was our Community Center.  We...

How to save a life.

This blog has undergone a number of mental edits – and I hesitated writing because it doesn’t have a conclusion.  Still the core message is one of value to me – so I pose it here. A week and a half ago, I was lying on a stretcher in the trauma ward...

360 degrees.

Last June, I applied to take part in the six-month program offered by the Max Bell Foundation to educate nonprofit staff and volunteers on how to engage in public policy and advocacy.  As part of the application, I needed to identify an “ask”.  Coming from...

13 Years.

Folks who know me are not surprised when my mind jumps from thought to thought.   It’s not easy to carry on a conversation, but they are use to it.   In fact, the reason I write is because it helps to sort out my monkey brain, as it swings from idea to idea. I...

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