This week, I listened to a Zoom presentation on Redefining Retirement by Joel Stoddart, Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre.
It was an overview of a set of three hour workshops to be offered in February. Afterwards I decided that I could pursue my retirement activities without the Zoom workshops. But I did learn about the Japanese concept of Ikigai, that means ‘ reason for being’.
Meanwhile, I dropped off a thumb drive to Integrity Printing in Bridgetown. It contains the text of my blogs for 2020. In total, one hundred and five. Some of which were contributed by Edward Wedler.
I wanted to ensure that all was not lost, if for some reason, we suffered an electronic meltdown. The year, 2020 constituted Volume 5. Volume 1 contains blogs for Go-Geomatics before 2017; Volume 2, 2017, Volume 3, 2018, and Volume 4, 2019.
Over a week ago, I was in the Odd Book store in Wolfville. When there, I often look for publications by Gaspereau Press. In the past, I have picked up the writing of Peter Sanger, Harry Thurston and Soren Bondrup-Nielsen. This time, no luck. Perhaps I was looking in the wrong part of the store.
Next time I am in Kentville, I should go to the source: 47, Church Avenue. Meanwhile from their online catalogue, I noted the following:
This week saw the return of the Bridgetown Reader after their Christmas break. It includes updates on the relationship between the municipality and Gordonstoun, as well as a report on the Public Health Care Clinic in Middleton.
Health care in rural Nova Scotia remains a topic worthy of comment. For example, see Ralph Surette’s column in the weekend Chronicle Herald. ‘COVID crisis papers over Health bureaucracy fiasco“.
In conclusion, he quotes MacKenzie King in 1927:
‘Where there is little or no public opinion, there is likely to be bad government, which sooner or later becomes autocratic government’
‘Sounds like us’ !
(my exclamation mark) Right on, Ralph.
Ralph Surette, Chronicle Herald. January 23, 2021.
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Counter Mapping. Emergence Magazine. January 24, 2021.
Edward Wedler for his support and collaboration in this adventure. Heather for sharing the journey.