last weekend of summer

I am sitting in a Starbucks on Spadina mostly to get out of the heat.  I wore jeans today and that was a mistake.  They don’t fit very well and my balls are sticking to my leg.  I am sitting here reading a Douglas Coupland book I picked up at BMV. I don’t really know… Read More »

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Second Surgery

So I survived getting hit by a bus. And while I survived I was not left without residual effects.  I had a constant ache in my shoulder what became more severe with use.  This was due to the massive amounts of bone that needed to be cleaned out, which resulted in a loss of about an… Read More »

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The Big “C”

Cancer is a very frightening word.  It’s a very frightening disease but I think the word is worse.  It conjures up images of people with scarves on their heads,  pale and thin, bulbous tumors and growths, and ultimately death. But it probably shouldn’t. I recently finished a book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of… Read More »

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Mercy, merci!

Quebec became the first province in the country to pass into law legislation allowing “medical aid” in dying and as a result sparked a debate regarding end of life care. There is a lot of push back from religious and palliative care groups against assisted suicide and according to media it is a polarizing issue.  Even… Read More »

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We remember

I was sick yesterday and forgot to post this.  China may hide the truth from it’s citizens, but the rest of the world will not forget. Related Posts:How Canadian Banks are screwing CanadiansMoving towards a better tomorrow?Toronto bag policy needs to be revampedIn desperate need of some user testing

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A Case for PSA Testing

So there is some debate at the moment whether or not PSA tests should be covered as part of OHIP. Rocco Rossi, former mayoral candidate and CEO of Prostate Cancer Canada, wrote an op-ed piece on the Star for the need for testing.  Interestingly there are two comments, by Dr. J. Owen and Dr. P. Fafard which speak… Read More »

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