Archives for November 23, 2018
Terrence (Terry) Allan Wagner
January 22, 1962 – November 19, 2018
Tragically we have to say our final goodbyes to Terry after a motor vehicle accident Monday, November 19, 2018. Terry has lived almost his entire life in Oliver and worked on the farm until his direction turned to General Coach Manufacturing. Many years later he became a member of the team at KG Industries in Cawston.
Terry is survived by his parents, Allan & Lorraine Wagner, sister Wendy (Derek), niece Shayne Brideau, nephew Tanner Mann; sister-in-law Sandra Scheer as well as many cousins, aunts & uncles; predeceased by his brother Owen.
Terry was a gentle, kind soul and held in the highest regard by all that knew him.
A funeral service will be held at St Paul Lutheran Church on Wednesday, November 28th at 11:00 am.
A private family graveside will follow at the Oliver Municipal Cemetery.
A reception in the church hall will follow the interment.
Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com
When the sun hits it at certain times of the year you can see it from as far away as Anarchist lookout east of Osoyoos.
That would be summer late afternoon.
This time of year it’s seen in early morning sunlight. The answer to a question posed November 18th on ODN – “what is it?”
Thought to be an old reflector for microwaves owned by an early cable company in the area.
Thank you Gerard
Thermometers and Thermostats
Am I like a thermometer or more like a thermostat? A thermometer simply reflects the temperature of its surroundings. It does not, and cannot, influence changes. However, a thermostat can bring about changes in the temperature of its surroundings. It is a change agent, it carries the power to influence its surroundings.
If I am like a thermometer I simply reflect conditions around me. If I’m in a conflict environment I become angry and combative just like the rest. If I’m in a happy situation, I join in with the laughter. If people are negative or sad I become negative or sad too.
But if I am like a thermostat I will make a difference. I will seek to decrease the heated temperature of a conflict. I will instill some joy into a negative situation. I may be able to help lift someone out of the slough of despondency. I can become a change agent to at least some degree.
So, am I, are you, like a thermometer or more like a thermostat?
Let’s make a difference, in the right way, when things need to be changed.
To move is to be in motion, non static, enlivened, change position. It can also mean that my opinion is changing or that my focus point has changed. I move toward an ideal through subtle adjustments to my worldview, a change in my values/beliefs, an increase or decrease in motivation, a response to a changing situation. When we hear ‘move!’ we feel urgency, possibly even danger
A movement can be a change in societal priority. The ‘green movement’ is an example, as is the movement towards equality in human rights. When the reindeer herd moves, the ground shakes, the energetic feeling throughout the herd and for miles around is one of power in action, of a force of nature in motion, of being witness to something of greatness, something unstoppable that leaves us in awe
Putting the move on me is an attempt to influence me. Maybe it is about misdirection of my attention so that your colleague can take my donut. Maybe it is to give yourself a bit of a head start in a competition. Maybe it is to arouse me in foreplay. A dancer that ‘has the moves’ inspires, captures me in a way that almost has me dancing with them, at least moving my body as I sit watching.
A move can be evasive like when the player carrying the football runs down the field. That is a good kind of move. Then we have the kind of move that breaks bones in other people. Not such a good kind of move. A move can be enabling, as when I get out of your way. It can be disabling as when I stick my foot out to trip you. A move can be away from something not good or toward something that is good
To move is to change. I can be moved by being picked up and placed somewhere. That could be called a transfer. I can be moved by a song or poem or by witnessing an act that touches me. A motivational speaker strives to move their audience into actions that are helpful to them. To move is to act, start, inspire. We are moved. We move others. Yes we do. What movement do you want to grow in others?