Walking away is not an option... dialogue must prevail.

"A good listener tries to understand what the other person is saying. In the end he may disagree sharply, but because he disagrees, he wants to know exactly what it is he is disagreeing with."
- Kenneth A. Wells

"I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace."
- Helen Keller

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

delight - kickin' it old school

I haven't been feeling the writing bug bite me lately, although skeeters have decided I'm quite the delicacy, but I wanted to put this out there for anyone that just might need a smile.

A Facebook friend had this video in her links and it made me giggle. Since tonight is So You Think You Can Dance performance night, how apropos! *wink*

There's America's Future Favourite Dancer in there somewhere...

If that didn't make you smile, it may be too late for you. Rigor is probably setting in.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

a beautiful day...

Happy Birthday, Canada!

I am Canadian. No matter where life may take me, this will remain a big part of who I am.

"I am a Canadian,

free to speak without fear,

free to worship in my own way,

free to stand for what I think right,

free to oppose what I believe wrong,

or free to choose those who shall govern my country.

This heritage of freedom

I pledge to uphold

for myself and all mankind."

Extract from the Canadian Bill of Rights - July 1, 1960

I am a proud Canadian, because of the heroes that came before me... and the heroes that are yet to be.

People like my father...


Our Armed Forces

"Our hopes are high. Our faith in the people is great. Our courage is strong. And our dreams for this beautiful country will never die."
Pierre Elliott Trudeau