As a child I would set several boxes around me, put on some music, and with wooden spoons I’d beat the hell out of the boxes until drenched in sweat and the boxes shredded. Funny, I would later pick up a guitar and learn to play, never taking up the drums. … Continue Reading Call of the Drums
Read this article: A Guide to Mass Shootings in America from Mother Jones. Oh so freaking tired of that argument about denying people the right to bear arms! Yeah I’m Canadian, but got an opinion and I ain’t gonna keep it in. Read and understand what the 2nd amendment is about! It’s … Continue Reading Quit Freaking Hiding Behind a Freaking Piece of Paper!
in tears because the innocent have to die in this country, theirs, and others in tears because many put gifts above their own happiness their own needs in tears because politicians, like children bicker, squabble, then smiling stand on the wreckage of a once beautiful country In tears because Aboriginal … Continue Reading Shed
The other day Sunny Dhillon from the Globe and Mail interviewed me. In the paper it made the front page of the BC section! Click the link the read the article: “Life in the shadow of a psychiatric hospital can breed fear that spans generations”. It was my first interview … Continue Reading My First Big Interview
in forty-eight years beheld, these eyes joy, grief, love, angst, melancholy of widest shades in exhaustive measures external are triggers of delight, woe, adoration yet I know within me stems worry, depression subjugating friendless isolation vexing my most patient friends, family how very bleak it seems till a child’s smile … Continue Reading Rescues Me
why must we be so masked, why must we be so “correct” why must a stratum of bullshit blot, asphyxiate candor, validly, morality why not tones in gray instead of indistinguishable sameness of sameness orange, green or blue why not division via truth than via barbarous, insidious diversion why must … Continue Reading Why the Hell Not Full Disclosure?
Thanksgiving I am thankful for many things in my life: My wife, family, friends, job, heath, where I live, my country, etc., etc. I really am. This is what it is all about right? Right? In America thanksgiving is about arriving in the new world and starting a new life. … Continue Reading Revisionist Thanksgiving
bring on kindness bring on wishes of extraordinary days of greater truths bring on upturned corners of mouths bring on hands, faces reaching skyward bring on ideals beheld within ideas stated, dashed off brought to ears, hearts brought to action! as spirited, huddled masses standing at the gates of war bruised, battered, … Continue Reading Ominous Peace Brought to the Door
war, the bastard cousin of hate on winged, angry cherubs clutching immense patience out-waits peace for opportunities frequent their crooked tooth smile knowing our weakness our violent propensities brim his fiery chasm unleashing untold griefs upon a scarred landscape © 2012 by DC Lessoway
I was asked why do I tear up when I see someone win, or lose, or simply compete at the Olympics? I answered: not because I am a man, a Canadian, but because I am human. Understand, it’s not the race, game, competition being watched; it is the person who sacrificed … Continue Reading Emotional Olympics
“Want to spark a visceral debate, speak the ugly truth. Wish to hear the bleating of a thousand sheep? Pontificate lies.” Here on my 48th birthday I’m so tired. Maybe because I got up at 5:30 on a Saturday to go for a bike ride. But really, politics. I’m so … Continue Reading It’s my birthday and I’ll rant if I want to
If even a few would: Under no circumstances assume someone is, or is not okay. Under no circumstances project their own feelings onto another. Under no circumstances believe they can “fix” someone. Under no circumstances force their opinions, thoughts and beliefs onto another. With complete impunity accept who they are, … Continue Reading Be Human, Not Inhuman
From West to East a voyage to witness invigorating breezes in spirited rain forests unsullied waters raging through canyons of grace standing watch, the mountains of rocky nobility breathe in, see the azure over sprawling prairie wheat baskets paddling streams, rivers, lakes of teeming wildlife quieted, forever stretching tundra of … Continue Reading My Canada
Click here to see my original letter to my MP Click here to see my MP’s reply to back to me. Dear MP Saxton, Thank you for responding so quickly. My response, however, is a bit delayed as I prefer to get my facts straight. I am quite impressed at … Continue Reading My Rebuttal to my MP’s reply concerning the Canadian Omnibus Bill C-38