Tag Archives: Nanaimo

One Voice Speaking

“If I were to remain silent, I’d be guilty of complicity” – Albert Einstein In light of the tragedy out of Charlottesville last week I feel the need to speak out a bit.  You cannot point at any one event that lead up to Charlottesville but silence and complacency went a long way to creating […]
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Creeping Acceptance

“The first step towards change is awareness.  The second step is acceptance” – Nathaniel Branden I took a few days off following Canada Day, in part, to avoid the current heat wave but also to rest the body.  Increased fatigue seems to be the flavour of 2017 and it does take a bit longer these […]
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Adapting to Change

“Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that is where I renew my springs that never dry up.” –  Pearl S. Buck  I have lost my direction and with that my purpose.  Purpose has always been important to me and without it one can easily become self–deprecation.  I am finding myself […]
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Word Whispering

“Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrows questions” – Edgar Cayce I spend a good part of the past week data mining the information sources for my last article, time to kick back…put the feet up by the fireplace…oh damn the cable fireplace is down for the season…oh well. On a dark, rainy and windy evening in […]
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I’m Coming Back…

“As you remove toxic people from your life, you free up space and emotional energy for positive, healthy relationships” – John Mark Green I thought I was done and was packing up the keyboard.  I was just going to shut the site down, rearrange my life and keep my opinions to myself.  I was feeling […]
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The Decomposition of Healthcare – Part 4 Discharge

My experience in the NRGH just re-enforces my resolve to push the federal Minister of Health’s position that “transformational change” is needed.  Our current system is broken beyond repair.  One has to question, at what point do you stop using body filler to keep your battered and beaten automobile looking good?  Healthcare is no different. I […]
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The Decomposition of Healthcare – Part 3

“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” – Ann Wigmore Shortly after having published Part 2 of this series I did receive a very apologetic note from Island Health suggesting I contact the Patient Care Quality Office.  I did respond highlighting […]
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The Decomposition of Healthcare…Ripped Apart

“When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost“… Billy Graham I started discussing our crumbling health care system in my last post and promised some follow up.  I am basing this on my own personal experience however I can present hundreds of […]
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The Decomposition of Healthcare…

Today is Canada’s Thanksgiving which is a little different from the American equivalent, still six weeks away.  It’s a time for families to get together, enjoy each others company for maybe that one time a year, stuff themselves with turkey and other good foods while giving thanks for various aspects of their lives.  One big […]
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Pissed Me Off, Again

“A right must exist independently of its exercise,” – Rory O’Shea Was Here (2004) I usually try to be polite and mature in my writings.  I try to be as factual as I can and hopefully eliminate as much of my own bias as possible.  Then there are days like today where I run across a […]
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