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Today I Am Thankful for Science

Happy Thanksgiving, fellow Canadians! You know that thing on sitcoms where everyone sits in a circle and awkwardly says what they are thankful for? Let’s do that thing. Today I am thankful for science: for Banting and Best, Canadian researchers who discovered the insulin that allows my Grandpa, and millions of other people with diabetes, to enjoy a little pumpkin pie today. for the portable oxygen tanks that let my Grandma leave her nursing home long enough to enjoy picnics in the Rocky Mountains. for joint replacement technology, without which my Dad would be in a wheelchair. (And for...

Goodbye to the Man Who Gave Me Worlds

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you may remember my Uncle Ted, from this post where I rant about how you should never have to pay for hospital parking. He passed away last Saturday after nearly 2 years in intensive care. We all knew it was coming, but there’s no such thing as being prepared. Every loved one’s death leaves a hole in the psyche, and I’m still trying to get used to the idea of a world without him in it. Uncle Ted is at least partially responsible for the fact that I’m a writer....