Health and Medicine

21 Jul
Surprise! The unexpected is good for us

The year was 1997. Our daughter was less than three weeks old when my husband threw a surprise birthday party for me that was (surprise!) not so happy....

15 Jun
How to get the homeless off the streets? Give them a home.

They show up in the emergency room and in the back seat of police cars. Sometimes they spend the night in a jail cell. The next day they might be hollow-eyed and hung over, hanging onto a grocery cart, hanging out in front of the...

02 Jun
Lab Staff gifted with the Right Stuff to Study DNA

What happens when local philanthropists put their money where the lab is? Cutting edge technology at KGH that will result in better antibiotic use and quicker diagnosis of deadly viruses...

01 Mar
Facts & Truths about Losing the Boozing

In the spirit of those who have gone before me, detoxing their livers by ditching their drinks, I’m going to toast my monumental effort with a nightcap—err, I mean a recap—of what I have learned from a month without alcohol....

18 Feb
Baking and (no) Booze…they go together

I might be the only person who has lost the booze this month but gained weight. A dozen coconut cupcakes have come from my oven and I'm licking icing from my fingers in order to write this....

03 Feb
February Freeze: Putting the Ice on Alcohol

One of my BF's said, "I'll eat my hat if you do it!" I told her to take out her brightest toque with the biggest pom-pom because it's on: the February Freeze. Commiserate as I chronicle my journey....