There are far more important things in life than political nonsense and pointless debates on easily solvable or unimportant issues… Presenting Exhibit A. I’m humbled, and blessed. To my son, all I can say is that the world is yours. I’m going to do whatever I can to set you on a positive path.Read More →

One truth that I’ve learned over the years, is that if you want something, you have to go and get it. Being passive is no way to achieve anything, except maybe pity. It’s a hard and sometimes painful lesson, and far too often I’ve personally failed to follow through on achieving my goals, but the only way to get things done is to power through the pain, or conquer your fears. Today I was able to get one goal accomplished, that was long over due. And to channel my inner fake celebrity routine, “if *I* can do it, then so can you”. Conquer your fears,Read More →

Been holding onto this for a while here. No, this has nothing to do with the Throne Speech or the like, but it’s a bit telling that it’s another recommendation from the SAGE committee that has been neglected by the powers that be. What a waste of time and effort, in the end, huh. The OBA, once again not being particularly bold. Govt tables SAGE report | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda PoliticsRead More →

When there’s gun violence in Bermuda, the most we hear from major figures from Christian faiths is the suggestion that they have National Days of Prayer. When there’s an issue of equal rights for gay people, the protests are often far greater… now up to the point where a major PR campaign is put together by said church bodies. All I can think is that for all the money it took to not only have a website built, but also put together TV, radio and print advertisements, they could have made some major impact on initiatives that address things that are actually harmful. Cue thatRead More →

So the extent of the police’s strategy in 2015 for road safety appears to be a purely carrot-based approach, with this whole ‘MAN’ thing. The police for their part appears to be quite chuffed that they handed out 2300 of these Motorist advice notices to the motorists violating traffic laws. If they’re seriously going to use this as a barometer of success, then they’re really out of touch. Success is fewer infractions, not fewer *ticketed* infractions. It is the changing of our driving culture, not a bunch of ‘MANs’. Goodness. Carrot time is over. Bring on the stick already. Stop mollifying bad and dangerous drivers.Read More →

Kind of wish I had that seven hundred bucks to throw into that stress-management seminar right about now. Some people are also posting online that it’s Mental Health Awareness month or something, and it’s probably most appropriate where I’m concerned. Mind you, since we still live in the Age of Who Cares, and the lack of empathy among ourselves appears to be at an all-time low (both in Bermuda, and overseas), a lot of it all becomes empty words. Remember, we’re supposed to be able to handle stress, but we’re encouraged to ‘put a smile on it’ or ‘never let them see you sweat’ atRead More →

In Already-Obvious News, a visiting consultant pointed out that stress at the workplace is growing. Shocking. So, he’s running some seminars on stress next month to apparently provide companies and individuals with tools to manage and deal with it. At $700 a person to attend these seminars ($600 for members of the CPA), surely that’s out of reach for those persons likely suffering under the most stress as a result of being overworked or unemployed in the first place. Ho hum. Score a point on the ol’ irony-meter.Read More →

It’s been over 140 days since my injury, and it’s been 40 days since the cast came off. Crazy, when I look back at things. Right now, I have the semblance of a calf again, at least the massage therapist agrees so. Have only used a crutch for balance purposes, really. Have even occasionally walked down the stairs with only the railing for assistance. Found a pretty nice blog of another person’s journey through Achilles recovery, it’s good to remember that others have gone through similar experiences and that we can learn something about the recovery process. I’m really enjoying looking at his exercise notesRead More →

These are probably the oldest variety of scam, I imagine. The ones where a mysterious stranger shows interest in you and wants to get to know you better. Probably successful at trapping younger, single and lonely folks, but it’s still a scam nonetheless. Don’t fall for it. Hello My Dear, Good day My name is Mary, i am Female (never married) i got your email address at Facebook, Also i got interested on you after going through your profile on Facebook when i was searching for a friend, i hope you wouldn’t mind? so many people misunderstand this life but to me i see itRead More →

Haaaate these doctor appointments. Had a 10:15am appointment at the fracture clinic – it’s 10:52 when I figure that this is sheer madness. I’m in the waiting room alongside several others who are having 10:30 appointments. What the hell? What is it with these places that figure that their patients have all the time in the world, with no other commitments to make, to sit around growing grass around their ankles, all for a doctor to eventually glance at the injured spot, mumble a few lines then send you on your way? So, after rescheduling the appointment for next week, I ended up merely wastingRead More →