Death in the time of a pandemic

Mom ran out of time last night. She died quietly and peacefully shortly after midnight, after years of serious health problems, with humour and an undiminished sense of “screw you cancer”.  For quite a few years, Mom and I took a hard journey with chemo, radiation,...

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Dropping out of social media for a breather

Dropping out of social media for a breather

I made a decision in Dec that it was time to step back from social media for a bit. It can suck you down into a soul-destroying pit if you aren’t careful. I was already stressed and depressed by the years of helping mom through her cancer treatments and operations....

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New podcast premier! – check it out

New podcast premier! – check it out

At long last, I've finally did it. Podcast #1 - memoirs of an analogue person was posted last night on Youtube. I decided to turn the diary section of the magazine into a podcast. I talk about why in the it as well as wandering into a bit of nostalgia territory.  As...

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I have to stay off r/ChoosingBeggars – Reddit strikes again

I have to stay off r/ChoosingBeggars – Reddit strikes again

I've been lurking over at Reddit lately. Lots of time to kill while I wait in hospital corridors and luckily Reddit supplies an endless stream of entertainment. I stumbled across a feed called r/ChoosingBeggars and quickly became enthralled by the outrageous demands...

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An unfortunate incident with the microwave

An unfortunate incident with the microwave

"There was an unfortunate incident with the microwave" is not a sentence that inspires confidence in humanity. I've been visiting someone in hospital for awhile and often use the communal microwave and kettle. Last week the microwave disappeared. So did the kettle. By...

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