Blog posts by Al

Love During Adversity is a Powerful Combination

I’ve noticed three different states of mind related to the Covid-19 virus. 1) OMG this is a disaster. Somebody, anybody, please do something. 2) The people in authority are best positioned to tell us what to do. 3) The situation … Read More

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Let us rally the lovesick and brokenhearted

Our inadequacy in the face of the world’s suffering and desecration disturbs us. As it should. We flinch every time we use another plastic bag, step around a fellow human being sleeping on the sidewalk, hop on a plane, fill … Read More

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There can be no justice without love

MY NEW BOOK: I was still blushing over Aaron Johannes’ review of The Power of Disability when Markets Insider chose it as one of twelve books that human resource managers should get in 2020 if they want to build diverse  … Read More

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The Power of Disability is now available

They, and by they I mean good friends who specialize in spreading the word, assure me you won’t mind receiving the news more than once. My fourth book went on sale today and they urge me to shout it from … Read More

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My new book is being printed.

Dear Reader You are the first to know. My new book The Power of Disability: 10 Lessons for Surviving, Thriving and Changing the World is at the printers. It contains more than one hundred stories of individuals from twenty countries … Read More

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We’re From Civil Society and We’re Here to Help

In a healthy democracy citizens are engaged as mature equal partners with government. They recognize government’s limitations and pitch in to compensate. They pursue solutions while also improving the overall decision making capacity of government. They take care not to … Read More

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New approaches to organizing, campaigning and achieving your objectives.

Your Base is Just a Baseline

Dear Reader – I hope this post makes you curious about new approaches to organizing, campaigning and achieving your objectives.  Unless you have all the support you need, your twin organizing goals are: One, to maintain your existing base and … Read More

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Don’t Give Up

A change of government is always challenging. Particularly if you don’t respect the leader. Understandably you brace for the worst. The danger is that you succumb to the drama. And a prophecy is fulfilled. On the other hand all new governments, … Read More

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10 Canadian-International Book Pairings

Looking for a good book or two? Here are ten of my favourite Canadian books paired with ten favourites by writers from away.  For your long weekend reading pleasure.  A Disappearance in Damascus, the true story of reporter Deborah Campbell’s time … Read More

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Change is inevitable, growth is optional. ~ Marsha Forest & Jack Pearpoint

You Have More Power Than You Think

You have more power to achieve the changes you are after than you think. Not as much as you might like. But more than you realize. The trick is to claim it. And not let the boundaries of that power … Read More

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