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AIDS is still here but so am I! by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Submitted to Aless.ca today I find the anticipation, whatever the outcome, of World AIDS Day quietly overwhelming. “Not much,” I replied to a friend asking what plans I had ... Read on »
MacPherson tartans by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS If I had my druthers, I think I’d go for the “hunting” version of my maternal tartan in a kilt. MacPherson tartan MacPherson – hunting MacPherson – dress Read on »
Ninety-five years since World War One ended for my great-uncle by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS An addition to this otherwise repeat tribute, the above photograph was taken in about 1900 when my paternal grandmother was an infant.  It’s now been over ninety-five years ... Read on »
My neighbourhood’s horror by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Not to cast a pall over my birthday today, which I’ve already kept low-key-to-dull, but I wanted to share this item from the Toronto Star which summarizes what has transpire ... Read on »
For Romeo Saganash, MP, a turning point by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS I am touched by the frankness and honesty with which New Democrat MP Romeo Saganash has chosen to address his “medical problem”, alcohol dependency, and I hope that he can w ... Read on »
For Silja – For Sale by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Yes, ’tis true, the lovely Nevis Estate property, a B & B on the edge of the heritage district of Perth (Lanark County), Ontario is for sale. The 1840s home sits on four bea ... Read on »
Tapestry, coping and shame by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Last Sunday afternoon, Thanksgiving weekend, I was out for a walk in Perth taking some of the photographs I collected over my five days there.  I was also slipping away from ... Read on »
YAK – creating trust among Perth youth and adults by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS He’s maybe thirteen, going on thirty-five, perhaps a survivor of abuse who is experimenting with rubbing alcohol and having trouble in school. She might be fifteen, maybe pr ... Read on »
Mental Illness Awareness Week through Saturday by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS The stereotypical walls are long gone this Mental Illness Awareness Week which finds me bridging between a recent, quietly-endured “brown out” state-of-being in Toronto and ... Read on »
The circular isolation of self – my 1010th post by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS I have a small collection of turtle ornaments on a book-case. I relate to them, seeing myself personifying some of their characteristics – slow, steady and self-deprecating ... Read on »
My 3 entries in “Touched By Fire” 2012 by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS I’ve just entered three photographs in Touched By Fire , a non-profit program “to celebrate, support, and inspire the work of artists with mood disorders such as depr ... Read on »
My 3 entries in “Touched By Fire” 2012 by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS I’ve just entered three photographs in Touched By Fire, a non-profit program “to celebrate, support, and inspire the work of artists with mood disorders such as depression, ... Read on »
Whispering “Help!” from the windmills (or silos) of my mind by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Those of you who have followed me, be it through my writing, my tweets, or home from the convenience store will have picked up on the fact that I have a fair a ... Read on »
Whispering “Help!” from the windmills (or silos) of my mind by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Those of you who have followed me, be it through my writing, my tweets, or home from the convenience store will have picked up on the fact that I have a fair amount on my pl ... Read on »
Rest in space, Neil Armstrong: and where were YOU on July 20, 1969? by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS No one can say they’ve had the life of Neil Armstrong, who has died at 82 – my mother’s age. I will never forget that night, July 20, 1969, the way people ... Read on »
For a young peoples’ video look at the history of the Tay Canal please click the link below,... by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS … this one! I am so proud! Not that I had anything to do with this (and I didn’t) but because the video shows how the appreciation of Perth (Lanark County, Onta ... Read on »