Tis’ the Season to OD

The holiday season, a socially pre-programmed time of joy, seems to leave a rash of suicidal thoughts in its wake. Whether it’s the culminating lack of vitamin D, the financial crunch of overspending, overwhelming loneliness while being beaten repeatedly with fun-loving family commercials, etc, etc- most health care providers can attest to receiving patients with…

Sad Week for Fire/Ems

I don’t have much to say about the events in Houston or northern Ontario this week, except that it’s been on my mind. And probably my mother’s. 8 people lost their lives in the service of helping others. You likely saw the details on the news. It amazes me how the rumblings are felt all…

Re: STARS in question for Manitoba son’s brain damage

The italicized writing below is paraphrased from CTV news’ website. My opinion is written below the link. The link also leads to the video report.  The Manitoba family of a once-vibrant two-year-old is demanding to know went wrong during an airlift to hospital that left the little boy with brain damage.  On May 2, Morgan Moar…

What Hellen MacDonald Means to Me.

I encourage you to watch the video above. I am ashamed to say that this took place near my home town. It will disturb you. Especially when you start thinking about your own mother, husband, or yourself lying in place of Hellen. Me, I think about my Grandfather who was also afflicted with Alzheimer’s while living in long term care.…