Donald B. Wilson
Life’s journey is seldom travelled alone. Relationship quality, not quantity is our best measure.
This blog is about my life.
I refuse to be defined by any one thing, or any one relationship.
I am a life partner of many years, father to various kids, some biological, a step daughter, some adopted, some a little less clearly defined. I’m a grandpa with seven grandkids, so far.
I have numerous other relationships, some long-term, some not so much. Human relationships are most important to me. I try to manage them within a consistent set of clearly defined principles – self expression, mutuality of respect, and dignity of each person.
Life is also messy. No matter how hard we try, it’s difficult, if not impossible to go through life without making a mess sometimes. Beginning with our own health we make mistakes which we often don’t even recognize are mistakes, until long after its too late to change them.
I’m not that young. At sixty-six years old, and counting, I am going forward with my life, for as a long as I can, and with as good a health as possible. I’d also like to think that I bring value into my relationships with others, but starting with my relationship with myself.
My first principle is personal accountability and self-determination .
You’ll see from this blog that I’m always looking for things that I can do to improve the quality of my life. I’m hoping that you’ll find my story interesting, and solutions to my challenges full of useful hints and suggestions. I’m also going to strive to be descriptive rather than prescriptive. In other words, I’d rather tell you what’s working or not working for me, rather than attempt to tell you what will definitely work or not work for you.
I will say that “I did this, and it worked, or not.” I won’t usually say, “Do this or do that.” At least that’s my intention.
My subject matter will change over time, but I’m intrigued about health and wellness, social, sexual and familial relationships between us, my professional and business life, photography, art and literature. I hope you enjoy my blog.
This blog is about my world, not so much about my work world. As a business person I have a fair exposure to blogging through my business blogs and corporate websites. I also contribute to a number of local, provincial and national newsletters, ezines, etc. but on those sites I tend to focus on finance, real estate, and other business related issues and ideas.
On this blog I intend to write and share about philosophy, politics and life in general
Political Philosopher. Computer geek. A human being. A body. A patient. Survivor of major surgery. A teacher and trainer. A soul. A student. A childhood abuse survivor. A sometime mental patient. An out-of-shape athlete who longs to be fit but struggles with diabetes and COPD. Obese. My family doctor once referred to me as “a nice man.” Ouch! A husband, brother, cousin, nephew, father-in-law, grandfather, formerly a son and grandson. A friend. A religious penitent who is no longer a member of a church. An intellectual snob. An achievement of substance over style.
These are the things I intend to share with whatever audience I discover and hope that whatever I share will be of interest.