Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Gary McPherson, Audacious Hoper

Speaking of audacious hopers I really must compliment Edmonton Journal columnist Graham Thomson on his portrayal of the late Gary McPherson No Limits On Gary McPherson’s Abilities
Much was written about Gary when he died, but Thomson gets my nod for capturing the hoping part and putting it ahead of the disability. We need audacious hopers in the world—people who expect more from themselves than others expect of them and therefore get more from themselves, people who expect more from the world at large than the world expects of itself and therefore get the world to do better than it thought it could.
While detailing his many accomplishments, Thomson describes McPherson as ”perhaps the most influential politician in Alberta who never held public office.” Still, he did run for office, and that’s more than can be said for most of us.

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