Growing Up as the Cardiac Monitor

"One of the most interesting things about science fiction and fantasy is the way that the genres can offer different perspectives on matters to do with the body, the mind, medical technology, and the way we live our lives." - Tansy Rayner Roberts It feels odd using an opening quote that reflects the subject matter … Continue reading Growing Up as the Cardiac Monitor

Decade by Decade – True Change is Slow

Approaching my first New Eve's middle of the century Yes that little lump of flesh was me on my first New Years. That year was also the decade that marked the halfway point of the 20th century. I now measure societal advances by the decade rather than the year. A year doesn't really provide a … Continue reading Decade by Decade – True Change is Slow

Generational Gaps Killed Sears

"Most people don't grow up.  Most people age.  They find parking spaces, honour their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity.  What that is, is aging." - Maya Angelou Growing up as a baby-boomer the arrival of the Sears Christmas Wish catalogue was one of the simple joys of the time.  The Sears closure … Continue reading Generational Gaps Killed Sears

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 … Continue reading The Decomposition of Healthcare…