THE ART OF UNGIVING

First of all I want to start off by apologizing for the lack of content on our site in the last couple of years.  The Universe has a funny way of making us slow down and reevaluate our life. This article will not be pleasant and I am pretty sure not very popular with most people given it is Christmas.  It’s funny I had in mind a completely different article but fate interceded an this is the article I felt compelled to write.

I recently met an older lady in my building who had recently moved to the building.  We talked of family and of life.  Her regret in life was that she had not been more grateful for her life.  I think we can all relate to that. As we talked she talked about all the Humanitarian work her daughter does overseas including the creation of a large garden for the women of the Village.  I was truly in awe of the accomplishments of her daughter so you can imagine my surprise when our conversation changed to the possibility of a Guaranteed Income for everyone in Canada she became outraged that we would all be equal and that there would be nothing to make us different or special.  I was mortified that here her daughter was trying to make the World a better place but the Mother was more concerned with her place in life.  She felt they didn’t deserve to be equal and that it would discourage people from working or having dreams.  I felt deep sadness that she could not see the bigger picture.  How many of us  feel defined by how much we make or the amount in our bank accounts?  I quickly changed the subject and left the room.

It made me stop and think how many of us are guilty of this?  Donating our time and money to the less fortunate with the hopes that their plight never changes so that we can continue to feel good about ourselves?  Ungiving is when you donate money hoping it doesn’t change anything.  This article is not about Not donating but rather it is to make us more Mindful of why we are donating.  During the holidays a lot of people donate out of guilt or on autopilot.  We need to embrace helping each other every day of the year and give from our hearts.  We should give because we believe that everyone in the World has the right to Food, Water and Shelter it’s not a privilege.  It’s all about change and Change is Good.

May you all have a very Merry Christmas and Blessed holidays

Have a great day!

Lucky

 

Bomb Threat Rocks the Harbour Front!

(Toronto, Ontario) Thursday August 25, 2016 bomb threat rocks Harbour Front! At approx. 2:30pm 6 plus fire engines and police cars and ambulences blocked off York St. and Queens Quay W to Lower Simcoe.  As of 4:30 pm. it’s being pouring rain and all the emergency vehicles are still in place and traffic is being diverted east and north at York St.   A hose from one of the Fire trucks near Lower Simcoe can be seen going into the condo building at 218 Queens Quay W.  We will keep you appraised of any new developments.   The latest news is that the 3 people killed with cross bow in Scarborough at 1:30pm this afternoon is now being linked to the suspicious package being investigated at 218 Queens Quay W.  Slowly some of the Fire trucks are leaving the Quay as of 5:33pm.  We will continue to keep you posted.  (Pictures and story by R. Birkland) 100_1126 100_1130 100_1131

BONNIE AND CLYDE UPDATE

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On Monday August 1, 2016, two juvenile Capybaras were observed roaming around within their enclosed area at the High Park Zoo (Toronto, Ontario) much to the delight of onlookers.   At the time of this observation, the lone adult Capybara held there was nowhere to be seen, probably resting within the sizable wooden structure occupied by all three Capybaras.   Both juvenile Capybaras observed here had recently become famous for escaping captivity, managing to stay on the lam and eluding Toronto Police officers, Municipal employees, and civilian volunteers for entire weeks before being recaptured in June 2016.   This Writer, acting as a civilian volunteer, embarked on eight personal missions through often remote areas of High Park while in search of either or both prehistoric survivors.   Fortunately, this true story had a happy conclusion after all.      (Freelance Writer B. E. Shibley)

Escaped Capybaras on the Lam in High Park

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On Tuesday May 24, 2016, two Capybaras escaped captivity from the High Park Zoo located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.   Classified as both mammal and rodent, Capybaras are also prehistoric survivors indigenous to areas of Panama and northwestern South America.   Fully grown, the Capybara can weigh as much as 140 pounds and possesses twenty teeth within it’s mouth.   High Park is very large, much of it’s land area covered by dense vegetation which even large animals such as adult Capybaras can hide in.   There is also a sizeable lake ( Grenadier Pond ), as well as two smaller bodies of water which capybaras can enter and swim through.   Toronto Police officers and civilian volunteers have searched for both elusive animals, but as of this writing it is not known whether either or both have yet been located or captured.   Capybaras are herbivorous and are not known to be aggressive or dangerous.   We love Capybaras and pray for their safe rescue.  (Article by Freelance writer B.E. Shibley) (photo credit google and Cascade News)