Monthly Archives: May 2015

Can we Come Up with a Better Name for it?

In Canada this is the Victoria Day weekend. Although often referred to as “The 24th of May” or “May two-four” (the double entendre being a tip of the hat to the copious quantiles of two-dozen cases of beer that somehow … Continue reading

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A Little Cuffer, or Maybe Not

The diagnosis was gallstones and the suggested response was laparoscopic cholecystectomy, a commonly-performed minimally invasive method in which 4 small incisions are made in the abdomen, through which small tubes are inserted. One of them contains a tiny camera and … Continue reading

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Talk about the NL Budget 2015–Can we Stop with the Games?

I’m at home today—a bit of down-time following minor surgery. All’s well, thanks to professional, caring service from Eastern Health.  Normally I would be listening, offhandedly, to the radio while going about my business but today it’s off. The ensuing … Continue reading

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