"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

Thursday 17 September 2015


I watched three hours of debate with fifteen Republican candidates for USA President on CNN last night.

Thankfully, the wind was finally and effectively taken out of Donald Trump's blustering sails. 

The world is a little less scary than it was before.

My litigation  before the court was dismissed on Tuesday.

There's a lead weight in my chest and a steel band wrapped around my head 

Discussion with lawyers is pending.

To my unlawyerly mind some things need explanation. 

I could collapse in a quivering heap of self-pity but I don't know how. I may try it another day. At this point I am not sure it would help. 

Mostly I sit quietly and consciously on my hands, resolved to hold it to-gether. 

I have children,friends and supporters to think about. 

One more thing. I am recently aware of a relatively new condition of the heart. 

Before cataract surgery,a physical check was required. The friendly medic discovered a beat was missing. Not happening.  Here and there, zilch and nada but thankfully not, amen my friend. 

Tests were undertaken after the first surgery which was amazing and highly successful 
by the way, thank you for asking. We live in wondrous times. 

The need for cataract surgery was discovered during the trial. 

Usually,if I hear nothing  after tests, indices are...there's nothing to hear. 

Second eye operated. Also immediately  successful and extremely efficient. 

About the time of final check, a call  was received from the medic's office. Urgency indicated. A five month old report from tests had "slipped through the cracks"  

Blood test required. Doctor going on three weeks vacation.,Cardiologist received results directly. Prescription forwarded by fax ..twice, thrice ..message sent from one office not received at second.  Fax machines incompatible. 

Phone messaging machine not useful in emergency or any other time either for that matter.

A skipping heart beat apparently requires medication to avoid a fate worse than death. 

Blood pools in heart chambers.... risk is of clots thrown out like from a Mixmaster to another critical location. 

Ten days after the first, five months after the original detection of skipped beat,the remedy is to hand. 

Cause of the trouble less obvious. Neither smoker nor imbiber,(in a regular sense) am I. What else can the matter be? 

The lead weight in my chest has been a constant since the jury was dismissed after four weeks of trial 
in November and December of 2014.

CITATION: Buck v Morris  et al., 2015 ONSC 5632
Court  File No: CV-09-0969-00.
Date :20150915

There are 138 clauses in 37 pages.

Reading is easy. Comprehension less so. 


Mr Frivious Political said...

Faith in the legal system has been restored.

Anonymous said...

I only wish there was a way both sides could have lost.

Anonymous said...

Here if I can be of any help other than snarling at 15:11........

Anonymous said...

You've never had to use this legal system of ours have you? I have. 6 yrs of it. I came out of it legally the victor. But it definately didn't restore my faith in the legal system. In fact the complete opposite.

Anonymous said...

We still cannot comment.
Unfortunately it is going to take even more time.

Anonymous said...

You are certainly entitled to a major melt-down.
I think I might chose the far end of the back yard and bawl away/

Anonymous said...

Get on with writing about it - not in snatches but from the beginning. And, not for the blog, for yourself. People on the
blog, like myself, are a detriment because you always have to plow the same field over and over again for them.

Anonymous said...

The law is an ass so it doesnt mean the judge was correct.They are still nasty people.

Anonymous said...

It's funny how justice works. A matter may go all the way to the Supreme Court and three learned Justices may agree with your case but four do not and thus the matter fails. Perhaps on a different day, with a few different judges on the panel, four might agree and three disagree and the matter is won.

Seems the interpretation of the law can sometimes be subjective.

Anonymous said...

"...you always have to plow the same field over and over again for them."

No, please step away from the proverbial plough.

Anonymous said...

You have weathered worse storms Evelyn, and you can't take it with you so hold you head up high stick out your chest and know that you won the war.If it was'nt for you the fools would still be running the show, the Town is a better place ,thank you very much!

Anonymous said...

I think Evelyn's case shows the dis-connect between the judiciary & the electorate,
What the judge basically said was ok, the residents of Aurora felt was bad enough to get rid of most of those involved.

Anonymous said...

I have read the decision and wish we were free to comment. But we are still not able to do so.

Anonymous said...

Comment away, 15:23. Madam Moderator always has the final say about publishing or not.