Tag Archives: health

Friday Fun Link – What Screams Upper Middle Class?

[Edit: This post started as a way for me to share what I thought was an interesting Reddit post.  But then I had the idea to use it to talk about whether I found it interesting was because I identified – and was slightly embarrassed by – many of the points it raised. Re-reading this […]

One Year Ago Today, Donald Trump Was Elected (And The World Was Never The Same)

MetaFilter’s Election Night Thread (uhm, trigger warning?) and a Second Thread That Opened After The First One Became Too Unwieldy As The Reality of What Was Happening Started To Hit People A Year Later, We’re Still Trying To Figure Out How Trump Won (Biggest Mistake Was Thinking He Couldn’t) What It’s Like To Watch The […]

UFC 217 Might Be Best MMA PPV of All-Time?

I don’t pay a lot of attention to UFC for the most part unless it’s a big name or a big fight or when my love of pro wrestling intersects with the world of “real” fighting via someone like Brock Lesnar or CM Punk participating. And I rarely to never watch the live PPVs, usually […]

Swedish Death Cleaning

This article says people should start slowing getting rid of unnecessary household objects in their 50’s so as to not burden others when they eventually pass away. But given the amount of junk Shea and I have in our house, I think we should probably start now in our late 30’s (her), early 40’s (me) […]

Camping Injury Report

Camping is a strange thing – you pay a lot of money to basically live in the wilderness with all the attendant dangers and risks. This summer, we’ve had a few… Pace hit himself in the face with a metal scooter while attempting a trick, cutting his face, giving himself a fat lip and loosening […]

Dates of When Various Countries Adopted Universal Healthcare and When They Gave It Up As A Total Disaster

Birthday Blogging or Birthday Clogging?

Last night, I looked back through all 10+ years of July 18 posts on this blog and I realised that I rarely post on my birthday. That’s probably a good thing – it shows I’m likely doing stuff in the real world instead of staring at a screen. 😉 For example, today I was out […]

A Good Recurring Camping Injury To Have?

Every single weekend when we get back from our seasonal site on Sunday night, I feel like my legs are on fire from all the walking, biking, hiking, swimming and assorted heavy lifting I’ve done over the weekend (and no, I’m not just counting all the beer cans I’ve lifted to my mouth as “heavy […]

The Opiod Crisis Is So Bad That Librarians Are Learning To Deal with Drug Overdoses

This article is from the US and talks about libraries in Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco but I know firsthand that librarians and library workers across Canada and right here in Regina regularly deal with people who are drunk, on drugs, or occasionally even actively using on library premises in washrooms or elsewhere. It presents […]

End of Year Track Meet

One of the things that seems like a downside of my current job at a branch is that I have to do some evening and weekend work. But sometimes that turns out to be an advantage. Because I worked this past weekend, I had Monday and Tuesday off.  And so I was able to go […]