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Larry Irving Bergum, Obituary

Larry Irving Bergum, Obituary

Date of Birth:  Friday, December 10th, 1943 Date of Death:  Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 Obituary:BERGUM It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Larry Bergum; husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. Larry was born in Killam, Alberta on December 10, 1943. He married Doreen Dumont of Sundre on October 8, 1965, […]

By January 26, 2016 Read More →
Cancer

Cancer

For me cancer still carries the death sentence stigma. My generation has seen many advances in the care of cancer and the outcome of a cancer diagnosis has changed significantly in the last several years. Recently I had my first one degree of separation encounter with cancer. I learned a lot and there are many […]

By November 9, 2015 Read More →
My Biosphere is Shrinking

My Biosphere is Shrinking

I’ve been back in Alberta now since July 2009. Ironically even though I grew up here I’m allergic to absolutely everything; pollen, duet, mould, all the trees all the flowers. I’ve found that even though I grew up in a house with smokers I can’t tolerate cigarette smoke. Cigarette smoke all on its own will […]

If You Don’t Know Me By Now…..

If You Don’t Know Me By Now…..

Identity has been a topic of interest for me for a while.    It’s fascinating to me how people interact with me with my disability.    I’m clear on who I am more so than I’ve been for most of my life.   It shocks me how many people get stuck on the disability.   Most of the people […]

A2

A2

  A very long time ago I worked for Health Canada and spent a lot of time in Ottawa Ontario for work.   I was away from home one December, my kids were very young.    The kids mother asked that I do the Christmas shopping in Ottawa as there wasn’t any time left before […]

Change is Good

Change is Good

Professionally I help Information Technologies Service Delivery teams grow.     Teams like individuals get stuck in ruts focusing on the negative or failure and not focusing on success and building on that success to be able to do new and cool things.  When the focus is on the failure connections between team or family members are […]

Dating a Sighted Person

Dating a Sighted Person

I’m still surprised at how many people find the blog by looking for relationship advice. Should I date a blind person, what can I expect from being in the relationship with a blind person. Lets turn it around for a moment and consider it from my perspective. What can I, being blind, expect from being […]