On 13 July 2015, I officially became a UK citizen. I still retain dual citizenship with my native Canada. An Aussie friend made a Reddit, just for me! Feel free to contribute! How can I become more British?
I feel sorry for Jim Caveziel, for getting struck by lightning twice during a certain revisionist Biblical epic helmed by Mel Gibson. The Passion of the Christ movie basically tanked his career, from what I understand. I have seen him in The Stoning of Soraya M., which is very good. The only reason I like […]
I’ve had a number of conversations (on the computer, haha!) about whether it’s still relevant to teach children handwriting. I have to strongly push for a “YES!” to that, and if you watch this video, you’ll see how I came to that conclusion. I’ve learned three languages in addition to English. I started out […]
A fellow reader of the Skeptical OB kindly saved her screenshot of a mother’s homebirth experience of her first daughter’s birth. The blog post was first heavily edited, then eventually retracted altogether after Dr Amy Tuteur gave it a withering review on her own blog: “Consider doula Nacia Walsh’s story of the homebirth of her […]
Please note: One of the reasons I chose to write this post is that it seems that Aboriginal issues in Canada get more attention if they are brought to the government’s attention by whites. This post has been written with good intentions and in no way am I trying to “whitesplain” the issues herein. This article talks […]
Grey’s Anatomy is not known for its medical accuracy, but as a veteran ER watcher, I think they should do better. The “overlooked epidemic of tapeworms in the brain (neurocysticercosis)” was featured, incorrectly, in an episode: “Before and After” – SE05EP15. The reality, according to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, is much different. As […]
What happened in Paris on 13 November 2015 is not unique. I don’t mean in terms of terror attacks. I mean it in terms of people who are brainwashed to believing an ideology that makes them do things they never would have done before. Particular to ISIS and the example I will discuss are a […]
Have you ever been told, “Everything happens for a reason?” I have, and it hurts like hell. I think maybe they say it because they don’t know what else to say? There really isn’t anything anyone CAN say to make it better, don’t you feel? Maybe those people don’t feel comfortable staying silent. I hate […]
I recently got the Colorify app for my smartphone. I’ve loved colouring ever since I was a kid, so I thought this wouldn’t really feel the same way as putting marker to paper. Turns out, it is just as much fun, and much easier on the wrists.
I’ve written before about end-of-life issues. They’re never easy to make, either for the patient, or the patient’s loved ones. In the BBC today, I spotted this article entitled Quality of Death Index – something to celebrate?. It reminded me of an Introduction to Philosophy course I took during my first year at uni. My […]