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Newsletter Vol. #74 "Thats How I See It"

As the song goes, "Welcome back..." or if you're a new reader it's just "Welcome".

It seems fall has descended upon us rather quickly this year, 3 degrees the other AM. Makes early morning golf a brisk early morning experience.
Kids back at school (happy parents), traffic is totally congested and road projects still need another month.

After Labour Day, Manitobans begins getting ready for the quick slide into fall. So much to do to get ready, so many leaves to rake.

 People who write for "the finished product" miss out on a whole lot of creative mistakes.  

The Truth And Reconciliation Commission has brought to light the devastating results of
the Residential School experience on our aboriginal peoples.

The Truth And Reconciliation Commission has brought to light the devastating results of the Residential School experience on our aboriginal peoples.

Some communities lost entire generations to these schools generations unable to pass on the ideals, the parenting skills, and the survival skills of their ancestors. The loss of these generations has had a profound impact through the decades, an impact that has been passed on from residential school survivors to their children, their grandchildren, and to wider community networks. It exhibits itself through increased alcoholism, drug dependency, violence, suicide, and various
patterns of abuse and family dysfunction.
"Buffalo Shout, Salmon Cry" edited by Steve Heinrichs

So what is the answer to moving forward in our attempt to repair the divide between aboriginal white societies?

Neil Funk-Unrau, author, believes that it starts with an apology.

First, an apology acknowledges a particular situation is morally and politically wrong and I'm just. Second, the event is named in terms that clearly indicate the apologizer's remorse and acceptance of responsibility for the damage done. Third, while naming the wrong doing and taking responsibility for it, the apologizer offers assurance that the wrongdoing will not be repeated by expressing a commitment to changed behaviour. Fourth, the apology mayor may not offer some form of reparation or compensation.

I believe a process has started that will enable us as a country and fair-minded society to arrive at solutions that will allow us to put behind us our mistakes and grievous errors in the treatment of our aboriginal peoples. I believe the time has come to pull together as one-as Canadians. One nation made up of individual people pulling together.

Perhaps I am too idealistic- do you think it is possible to heal the wounds? 

Send me your comment

"What do you want to say at the end of each day-- "I accomplished all of the tasks I set out for myself" or "I accomplished some of the tasks and balanced my day off with some fun activity and people?"

A Message by comedian George Carlin:

The paradox of our time in  history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways ,but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbour. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when  technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete...

Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe,  because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only  treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

Remember, to say, 'I love you' to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Dear reader, do you know anyone is an author, artist, in the entertainment business who writes a newsletter or blog using Social Media? If so, I would greatly appreciate you putting me in touch with them or them with me so we can both build our lists of people who know about us and what we do and who would, perhaps, choose to support our endeavors.

Authors/artists/entertainers please contact me so that we can help each other to become more visible.

I have taken the liberty of writing something you could send, or alter putting your
individual introduction, to those who fit the above criteria.

My name is Dr. Dan Rosin and I am an author who writes a weekly newsletter. I am prepared to post information about you and your endeavours; conversely you can post information about my book and me.
You can take the information from my newsletter or I can write something specific for you. Let's help each other grow our Social Media lists.

If you can get by the first five seconds, in reference to automatic, old learned responses, than you will be OK and you will be able to exercise your options. That's why the old "count to ten" still makes sense.

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