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Canadian Pharmacies

Recently, I found myself in that clichéd American position of needing a medication that I could not afford at American health care prices.  I am usually pretty good at getting around these issues with a well crafted appeal.  But this time, no dice.  I attempted to contact the pharmaceutical company who said I might be […]

Meme of the Year 2012

The Guardian has called The Ecce Homo fresco restoration the 2012 meme of the year.  I have to say I have enjoyed the monkey man invasion of art as shown in this tribute gallery. Personally, I think IKEA monkey could have given it a run for its money.  In true internet parlance, we should ask, […]

Death with Dignity Guest Blog

This guest blog post is currently in submission to the Death with Dignity National Center Blog.   Taking on End of Life Decisions as a Family Both of my parents had careers that brought them close to the larger issues of life and death.  My mother spent her entire career as a nurse, specialising in […]

Dad’s 70th Birthday Surprise Party

About a month ago my Mom walked up to me, talking in a hushed voice saying, “I think I want to throw your father a surprise party.”  From then, a plan was hatched and the game was afoot.  From stealing his cell phone in the middle of the night to get phone numbers of all […]

A joke for the end of the world

365days Project Blog Post

    I was asked to do a guest post blog about my experience doing the 365 days project. My 365days daily self portrait project helped inspire to take on his own weekly writing project. Click here to read the guest post.

Pixar goes Burning Man

Someone joked that it looked like the folks at Pixar took some inspiration from the parties at Burning Man for this Toy story short involving the hapless by goodhearted T-Rex toy.  I can definitely see the comparison, but the short is worth watching even you’ve never been to Burning Man.  There is some seriously beautiful […]

What Came First.

Election Night

  It is election night and the tension is palpable in the air.  It feels like the final stretch of a long and intractable campaign.  I don’t even want to think about the millions of dollars that have been spent marketing these candidates.  There is the argument that we could have put that money back […]

Election Dream

I had a dream a couple of weeks ago that the election was so close that is came down to a bake off where Obama and Romney were competing on their ability to pull off a perfect oembre cake.