"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Saturday, 29 November 2014

It Doesn't Have To Be That Way

Water is hard in Aurora . It is treated according to Provincial requirements. It also  has fluoride treatment.m It used to have heavy iron content that stained the laundry and appliances. The lime content doesn't seem to be so bad anymore either. the kettle doesn't fur up and faucets and sinks don!t
have to be de-limed regularly.

Any time two people engage in a snippy exchange about something not referenced in a blog post ,I will take both out.


Abby and Emma  had an overnight stay with Auntie Steph. Chocolate chip pancakes and whipped cream for breakfast .

Abby goes straight downstairs to put on Stephanie's  stilletto -heeled boots the minute she arrives and they don't come off until she leaves.

Emma's favorite word is "double" delivered with finger-pointing imperative. Mummy's Tim Horton's is always  emphatically" double double."

Mjckey the dog retreats to my bedroom. C J the Phantom cat also makes himself scarce.

I hear small voices in the basement. It's nice.

Another  day at the eye doctor yesterday. A prescription. Six weeks to get pressure under control Then  begins the process to counteract cataracts.

Good  health was the conceit in my father's family. There's a streak of it in me. For the most part I stay away from doctors. They have a tendency to look for trouble.

A year ago eye stress became apparent. I read only what I needed . I was sure my lenses needed strengthening. I had  my eyes tested  for a new prescription. It was not so simple. Cataracts were indicated. An appointment made with a specialist.

I was  pre-occupied and the day came and went.

A year later strain could not be ignored.

Damage is not bad but not reversible. It could have been prevented with an earlier diagnosis.

The point of the post is, obviously it's sensible to keep tabs on one!s eyesight.

 Age is a reality not to be denied. Sight is precious not to be taken for granted.

So don't


Abutting neighbours of Club Link have gathered to hear what there is to hear. I read the story in The Auroran. Seems there is  no consensus and an element of misinformation.

You get that in politics.Sometime ignorance sometimes deliberate ignorance.

It's  a major part of the problem?  Various versions of facts are presented so no common understanding is derived.

If people  can't make sense of what they hear, hey have to choose who to believe.

Much is being said about Glenway in Newmarket; 148 acres of open space as opposed to 98.8 ienclosed  in an urban area in Aurora.

It's not comparable.

Millions of  public and private dollars later Glenway got the same plan for development as it would have had at the beginning without  steering by municipal politicians and without OMB involvement .

The politicians ,one and all, knew full well the eventual outcome no matter how much tax revenue would be spent.

But they minced through the well-worn  steps of the minuet the  Glenway community  demanded.

"Save us from human habitat"  they cried.

"We'll be there" came the response.

It doesn't have to be like that in Aurora.

 But it likely will.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the water info.

However, there was nothing "snippy" about the (removed) initial question - only with one particular reply.

Anonymous said...

Do take care of your eyes. There have been several major improvements to dealing with cataracts. It isn't nearly as scary as it used to be.

Anonymous said...

It is shaping up for a repeat of Glenway in terms of what is being demanded & what is fiscally responsible. We are just fortunate that it did not surface until after the election. There will be plenty of time for everyone to become informed.

Anonymous said...

Are any of the abutting neighbours prepared to invest in the Highland's acres?

There might be a great profit to be made by those who dare and get in from the beginning.

Anonymous said...

Highland is not the only golf course " looking for alternatives ". I think there is one in King also.