Tag Archives: health

A Selection of Gord Downie’s Lyrics About Death & Dying #thehip

Maybe it was the shock but when I heard the news that Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip had terminal brain cancer, it didn’t really register in more than a “oh, that sucks” sense. Maybe it was the fact that the Hip are planning a tour this summer, even in light of this news, that took away […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – A Creative Use For Assistive Technology in a Public Library (March 2013)

When I worked in RPL’s Outreach Unit serving Regina’s homebound & visually impaired citizens, one of my projects was to facilitate the purchase and implementation of  a number of pieces of Assistive Technology equipment. Due to an inquiry from a colleague who was setting up a series of Lego programs, we also realised this equipment […]

Music Monday – “When your day is long/And the night, the night is yours alone/When you’re sure you’ve had enough/Of this life, well hang on”

Today is “Blue Monday”, allegedly the saddest day of the year due to a mix of distance from Christmas, weather and credit cards coming due (although it’s actually just a random day picked to help sell winter vacations.) I thought about posting “Blue Monday” by New Order but that song actually makes me quite happy. So this is […]

“Making A Murderer” Is More Than a Compelling Whodunit; It’s An Incisive Portrait of American Social Class

Privilege is a special right, or advantage available only to a particular person or group of people. The term is commonly used in the context of social inequality, particularly in regard to social class,[1] race, age, sexual orientation, gender, and disability. Two common examples would be having access to a higher education and housing. Probably […]

10 “Injuries” During Our Cuba Trip

Shea jammed her finger winding up a Christmas spinning toy before we even left but luckily it only hurt for a day. Coming from a long line of Scots, I refuse to pay for something I can get for free. So while Shea goes to a tanning salon before any trip to get a nice glow […]

Saskatchewan Arbitrator Rules Healthcare Workers Don’t Need To Wear Full Name on ID Tags

A recent Saskatchewan arbitration decision which found that it’s a violation of workers’ rights to be safe and free of harassment to be required to wear name tags with their full name is timely given a couple recent events… First, in my end of year mega-post, I mentioned in Question #31 about “My Personal Fashion Sense” that RPL […]

2015 End of Year Memes: Two Tropical Trips, Election Wins & Loses, Campy Camper Camping

1. What did you do this year that you’d never done before? One of many secret shames in that I never learned how to downhill ski when I was growing up.  The first year we did a class trip to Mission Ridge in the Qu’Appelle Valley, I was injured and couldn’t go.  Then the next […]

Friday Fun Link – Happy Black Friday!

All-Time Black Friday Death & Injury Count. Also this…    

Friday Fun Link – Female Runner Who Uses Nike+ To Draw Dicks on Maps is American Hero

[Edit: Corrected title of post to say “…Draw Dicks Is American Hero” instead of “Draw Dicks In American Hero” which is a totally different meaning!] Funny story about a brilliant runner who chooses routes that end up displaying as drawings of penises when mapped online. (This runner also has a Tumblr where she draws other things besides dicks.) […]

Random Thoughts on Justin Trudeau’s Swearing In and Cabinet

So much openness.  From having a very public walk through the grounds of Rideau Hall to Trudeau doing Google Hangouts with school children (what?) before his first Cabinet meeting. It’s another indictment of the Conservatives that having a cabinet where such commonplace things such as having an actual doctor as your Health Minister, a medical […]