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Coincidence or the Universe at Play?

Coincidence or the Universe at Play?

How often have you experienced coincidences in your life? Or are you a person who believes stuff just happens? I can’t say I land solidly on either side of the equation. I often am in awe of the seemingly unconnected pieces of information that comes together at about...
Room With a View

Room With a View

Since Thursday I’ve had this room with a really decent view. Eastern facing, I received the early morning sun across my bed and the last couple of days across the laptop as I sat at the window. Meals were brought to me, I was even escorted to the washroom. No, there...
Hospitals Are For the Sick — So Send Me Home

Hospitals Are For the Sick — So Send Me Home

I’m one of those people who goes to a doctor when there is a reason. A damn good reason or I’m not going. In fact, I don’t even have a family doctor and haven’t for the last twelve years. About ten years ago I had to pay a visit to the emergency department on New...
Bravery Has Many Faces

Bravery Has Many Faces

When Queen Victoria directed the creation of the Victoria Cross, the Commonwealth’s highest award for gallantry, the original design carried the words “For the Brave”. She had that changed to “For Valour”. In her estimation, any man who went into battle was brave....
Considering Obligations – Not All Are Equal

Considering Obligations – Not All Are Equal

“Oh, I wasn’t expecting you to be home.” “That’s the easiest way for me to answer the phone. What’s up mom?” “I have the arrangements for your grandmother’s funeral. The service will be at the funeral home on Thursday at 11am.” “Thursday? November 11th at 11am? I have...