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“A Winter Night” by Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796) by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS When biting Boreas, fell and doure, Sharp shivers thro’ the leafless bow’r; When Phoebus gies a short-liv’d glow’r, Far south the lift, Dim-dark’ning thro’ the flaky show’r, ... Read on »
“A Winter Night” by Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796) by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS When biting Boreas, fell and doure, Sharp shivers thro’ the leafless bow’r; When Phoebus gies a short-liv’d glow’r, Far south the lift, Dim-dark’ning thro’ the flaky show’r, ... Read on »
Coming out as the end of a beginning by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS This morning on CTV’s Canada AM Kevin Newman, of Question Period fame, was promoting a very important segment on this weekend’s W5 program (Saturday at 7 p.m. ET) and, in th ... Read on »
Coming out as the end of a beginning by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS This morning on CTV’s Canada AM Kevin Newman, of Question Period fame, was promoting a very important segment on this weekend’s W5 program (Saturday at 7 p.m. ET) and, in th ... Read on »
A month since I last blogged…that feels about right! by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Pictures from in and around Perth, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada in late December Read on »
A month since I last blogged…that feels about right! by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Pictures from in and around Perth, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada in late December Read on »
December 6th by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS While we honour the memory of all victims of male violence against women everywhere, before and since, Canadians particularly recall today – on this our National Day of Reme ... Read on »
World AIDS Day 2012 – Writing about AIDS by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS I’m re-directing you here to my friend Aless’s web site. Aless has graciously taken over a World AIDS Day project I started – and has even named it for me! Read on »
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 »