The Blogger Archive

Courage is not defined by the absence of fear. Fear is natural. Courage is what happens when a person is afraid, but does what needs to be done anyway.

James Ryan
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“The unexplored life is not worth living.” ― Plato All this past week, one of the things that I’ve been looking forward to the most on my day off was just getting back out onto the Bruce Trail and picking up where I left off. It occurred to me on my last hike that...
James Ryan
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I couldn’t tell you how I got my hernia. All I know is, I had this walnut-sized, mysterious bump in my lower abdomen, and truthfully, I didn’t think much of it at the time. It wasn’t until my regular check-up at my doctor’s office that he told me rather nonchalantly that it was a...
James Ryan
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“Bri****, you are a magician putting on a show and you’re a master of your craft.” – MrsMusing.com Tonight on Twitter, the founder of the Light Up Yellow Campaign (formerly the RIP Cpl. Nathan Cirillo Facebook page) and MissMusing.ca (yes, she is the SAME person, despite her continuous efforts to confuse her readers into...
James Ryan
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“If you challenge a narcissist’s delusional world of power and control with the truth of who they really are, expect them to retaliate with lies and slander. They will try to destroy your character so that you will never be believed.” – Anne McCrea In an article that came out the other day on...
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“Due to a business opportunity I have been offered (and accepted), it is with sadness that I am announcing the end of Light Up Yellow. Yes, on a few occasions Light Up Yellow has ‘closed’ temporarily in the past, but this time it is for good.” Oddly, this announcement has been made multiple times...
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Here’s what Dann Martin had to say about my book SOCIOPATRIOT when it first came out in May 2015: “James Ryan’s book is excellently written and detailed and exposes [the founder of Light Up Yellow and MissMusing.com] for the mentally sick and morally void person that she is. James Ryan also shows due respect...
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So earlier today, in response to my previous message, I received a comment from a “Bria*** Chan*** Patter***” that stated: “You can knock off the insults anytime, the fight is with Brianne.” Now, I don’t know who this message was from exactly (and they have since been banned from the Sociopatriot Facebook page), but...
James Ryan
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There’s a mutiny happening over at Light Up Yellow and it’s happening FAST!! What once started off as a page to memorialize the life and death of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, has now turned into a circus sideshow thanks whole-heartedly to its founder and well-known cyber-bully, Brianne Chantal Patterson. It all started back in October...
James Ryan
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“Once you label me, you negate me.” – Søren Kierkegaard When trust no longer exists in a relationship, who would you say is at fault for the disconnection? The person (or organization) responsible for the initial lie? Or the person/people who have been lied to? And these are lies I might add, that are...
James Ryan
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Originally posted on January 4, 2015. Updates provided in COMMENTS below. “Once something is added to your collection of beliefs, you protect it from harm. You do this instinctively and unconsciously when confronted with attitude-inconsistent information. Just as confirmation bias shields you when you actively seek information, the backfire effect defends you when the...
James Ryan
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Okay, so here’s the condensed version of the background story: A Hamilton Spectator journalist wrote a column stating that Cpl. Nathan Cirillo wasn’t really a hero. Not a popular opinion, but an opinion (Section 2 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms) nonetheless. People got mad (understandably). In fact, one person from Vancouver...
James Ryan
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Well, it’s been a strange few days to say the least, but just when I thought that things couldn’t get any weirder…they did, and that’s a pretty massive understatement at that. It all started with an article written by Andrew Dreschel of the Hamilton Spectator, where he, like it or not, questioned why it...
James Ryan
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Over the years, I know I’ve spoken to a lot of people about my many wilderness adventures, particularly those spent over the past decade with my son in Algonquin Provincial Park. My son and I have had a lot of incredible adventures together, which subsequently, I plan on sharing in great detail in my...
James Ryan
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Well, I can’t honestly say that I disagree with the attrition of 100,000 government jobs, but I seriously fear the second part of Hudak’s plan, which is what I can only assume will be the mass destruction of Ontario’s wildernesses. And more than likely our highly precious Provincial parks. All in the name of...