Happy Independence Day!

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It has just occurred to me that, now that I’m required to carry two passports and file taxes in two countries, I should also be entitled to twice as many holidays. Since I have thus far managed to work both Canada Day and American Independence Day, I seem to be failing both of my citizenships. It may be time to knock off for the day…. Fellow North Americans, how have you been celebrating?

Big Pharma is Not Suppressing the Cure for Cancer

Lately my Facebook feed has filled up with memes and videos about miracle cures for cancer that THEY don’t want you to know about. I’ve avoided commenting on them, because I don’t want to offend my friends, but every time I see one of these things, I spontaneously combust. Look, I get it. I lost my mother to cancer in 2009, two days before her 56th birthday. I have lived the rollercoaster of pain and grief and desperation that cancer causes, and I would have given anything for a miraculous Australian plant to implode her tumours in one tasty...