One woman’s views on life & death, and everything in between.

Month: July 2007

Emergency medicine: US & Canada examples (Part I)

On October 11, 2005, I broke my tibia and fibula and dislocated my ankle here in Ontario. On May 27, 2006, my Mom broke her right arm near her shoulder (proximal humerus). With the appropriate disclaimers about anecdotal evidence, I think the comparison between our respective medical treatments, in Ontario & Virginia respectively, are enlightening …

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SiCKO: Recommended

We went to see Michael Moore’s SiCKO last weekend.Politically, I guess I’m somewhat in sync with Michael Moore, although I do believe he plays fast-and-loose with some facts. I’m not sure his films should be part of the documentary category. That being said, I think that SiCKO is Moore’s best movie since the charming Roger & Me. It’s …

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Old Friends

Okay, so we’re not yet 70, and we’re not men, but my long weekend a couple of weeks ago conjured up, for me, memories of Simon & Garfunkel’s Old Friends.Four of us, hailing from the west coast, the midwest, the east coast, and rural Ontario, converged in Philadelphia for several days of sightseeing and catching up. …

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