Health and humanism

Health and humanism

There are a lot of labels out there on which I could hang my belief system, but let’s call it humanism. Who can argue with a human being, being a humanist? Richard Dawkins has ruined atheist for some of us, skeptic feels like an anti-something rather than a...
Shop til you drop? Is dropping … good?

Shop til you drop? Is dropping … good?

‘Tis the season we’re asked incessantly “are you done your Christmas shopping yet?” My unintentionally sanctimonious answer is I’m not doing Christmas shopping this year. I’m somewhat opting out of a holiday I’ve never...
Everything’s better with robots

Everything’s better with robots

“I’d never get a tattoo. There’s nothing I’d want on my body forever — I’d change my mind after a week. Plus, I don’t like pain.” I’ve said that at least a few times in my life, and it was absolutely true. Until it...
“Before that I don’t die”?

“Before that I don’t die”?

My email today contained one of those random nostalgic gifts our social media-connected world sometimes brings. My high school French teacher was going through poems she’d kept and found one of mine from grade 11, so she passed it back to me with some kind...
Not a bucket list

Not a bucket list

  A year ago today I lost the most important person in the world to me. I wasn’t sure if I’d want to mark the anniversary, because every day is marked. Every day I think of him. I find comfort in nurturing the parts of me that were also part of him. In the...

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