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Sarnia Police Press Release Using Language That Is Part Of The Problem

On Dec 03, 2022 the Sarnia Police issued a tragic press release entitled “Fentanyl Overdose Deaths Continue” as a warning to highlight the gravity of the substance and the dangers associated. The goal of the release was to warn and hopefully prevent future overdoses and situations in which could go awry. It first speaks to …

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On My Run For Mayor of Sarnia

I’m still in a bit of shock. On August 14, 2021 I started a category in my note taking app called “mayor run” where I tracked ideas and thoughts about possibly running for mayor of Sarnia, Ontario.  I had been sitting on Sarnia City Council now for three years and I had gotten immersed into …

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Am I Here?

Each nightI sitsomewhere differentsome different waymy eyes fixed upon everchanging movementsof things thatdon’t look backor say hello and I waitto intersect witha glanceto knowI’m still here

Paths

Wind me upAnd watch as I go here and thereAnd then over there Watch how there is no patternNo repetitionNo way to calculateWhere I’ll be next I have been linking and joiningOther paths where theyGo back and forthOver and over againTo offer a way outOf the monotony Inviting and proclaimingLook at where you could goAnd …

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No Boundary But Eachother

with each personcomes a debtor chainin the form of expectationor contractor force a ruleownershipprivate propertypossessionit is everywhere a prison built by theprisoners because they are scaredof what lies outside their grasp butwith youi want to gowhere few have gonebut where everyonelongs to bedeep in the shadows of their passion so i lay myself downalong with …

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There is Here

I said a lot of thingsI did even moreI felt littleThe focus hasn’t changed thoughI’ve been trying to getThere. Everything saidEverything doneEverything feltWas everything I had to getThere. It’s not a place, but sometimes it’s a feelingIt’s not my words, but sometimes it’s yoursAnd you can’t book flights, but you can book time alone to …

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Lambton County and Emergency Funds: Where Is The Money Really Going?

Since March 2020, we’ve been in what has been called a “housing crisis” in Sarnia-Lambton (and the rest of the country). Before the pandemic, Sarnia-Lambton had 60 shelter beds and in the last year and a half we’ve seen that increase to 200 individuals that are “living in our shelter system.” It was just announced …

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Carrying

I don’t mindliftingthe weightof manyif it’s what we want It is lightwhen you are thereand you look me inthe eyesand see me It is easywhen we are together Not untilone day I’mstill carrying it alland you are staring through mewondering why i’m doing it at alland you forgotits what we wanted

Turning Christina St Into Pedestrian-Only For Weekends Is A Good Idea

Last year in Downtown Sarnia, the Chamber of Commerce made a bold suggestion, that council approved, to shut down Christina St on the weekends during the summer. For the most part it was an excellent success. Restaurants let their patios flow onto the street, people had space to socially distance while they walked and explored …

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Tomorrow

i don’t want today to be about yesterdayi want more than memoriesi want futureshopevisionoptions when today is about tomorrow it brings life when all i have already has beenwhat is left? there is one thingmemoryprovidesthat sets the table fortomorrow gratitude for each momentand personand shared care there is another thingthat lurks behind gratitude loss and …

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A Curious Instinct

This is part of Fire! Ready! Aim! Series: Essays on Lessons Learned by an Enneagram Social 8w7 From my point of view, I don’t think Eights are very judgmental (humility isn’t our strong suit either if you can tell). We tend to have an open mind about things and are quick to empathy if we …

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Lessons I’m Trying To Learn: Life Won’t End If I Don’t Get Dopamine

This is part of Fire! Ready! Aim! Series: Essays on Lessons Learned by an Enneagram Social 8w7 The vice of an Eight is lust, or what Richard Rohr would call intensity. The ego tries to force life into feeling real and alive again and looks for any opportunity to do that. The vice of the …

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