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THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: To End Ntl. Caregivers Month: Our Ultimate Lesson

All this month of November, I’ve been reflecting on the life lessons that caregiving teaches us. I’ve talked about gratitude, kindness, patience, wisdom and resilience.  I even wrote about how we learn to see in two ways, simultaneously.

But now that the end of November is nigh, my last lesson of caregiving is our understanding . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: To End Ntl. Caregivers Month: Our Ultimate Lesson

Alberta Politics: A Thought for Will Shakespeare on the 23rd of April, 2016

Four hundred years ago today, Old Will Did shuffle off his mortal coil; itself, The one young Hamlet noted with a chill, That can’t be sidestepped by collected wealth. The point’s established clearly, the last word Will not be left to you, no matte… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: A Thought for Will Shakespeare on the 23rd of April, 2016

Scripturient: Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me…

Turning 64, as in the 1967 Beatles’ song, once seemed so distant that it it was as remote as flying cars and jet packs. By the time I reached that age, I thought, we’d have a moon base colony, orbiting hotels as in 2001, A Space Odyssey, an… . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me…

Scripturient: Goodbye, Cleo

Cleo was an accidental member of the family. Twelve to fifteen years ago – long enough that the exact date is hazy in my mind – she came to us. Well, she was delivered, actually. And yesterday she left us. One late winter day, back then, I was at home, getting ready to go to . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Goodbye, Cleo

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: The Red Book That Is So Wonderful

There’s a red book that’s been sitting on my desk for months.  It’s one of many that have been sent to me for book reviews.  That pile got smaller recently when I came to the cottage for a summer break of reading and relaxing.  I wish I had read this book sooner, because it has . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: The Red Book That Is So Wonderful

False positive: private profit in Canada's health care: The Risks of For-Profit Community Care

With the sale of the Shouldice Clinic to a health care conglomerate it is useful to review some of the literature comparing for-profit hospitals to non-profit hospitals. The results show that:

1) there is a higher risk of death in for-profit hospitals, http://www.cmaj.ca/content/166/11/1399.full :

2) private for-profit hospitals result in higher payments for care than . . . → Read More: False positive: private profit in Canada’s health care: The Risks of For-Profit Community Care

OPSEU Diablogue: How we die in Canada

Statistics Canada maintains a snapshot of how Canadians die. The chart not only gives an indication of how nearly a quarter million of us cast off this mortal coil each year, but suggests where we are making progress and where … Continue reading →

Dead Wild Roses: Theramin Trees – Death

What happens when we realize that religion is just a cultural vehicle to salve our irrational fear of death? Theramin Trees produces another outstanding video that engages the intellect with explanations of why we act the way we do when faced with the facts of our mortality. Seventeen minutes long, but you won’t notice them . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Theramin Trees – Death

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Humor: an evolutionary explanation

Humans have evolved to have a sense of humor — sorry, most humans have evolved to have a sense of humor because it helps us deal with: the vast indifference of the universe the crushing knowledge of our own mortality … Continue reading →

. . . → Read More: mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Humor: an evolutionary explanation

The Roundhouse: Christopher Hitchens on Dealing with Mortality

I found this piece enormously powerful, and thought it was worth sharing.

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2010/09/hitchens-201009

The Roundhouse: Christopher Hitchens on Dealing with Mortality

I found this piece enormously powerful, and thought it was worth sharing.http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2010/09/hitchens-201009 . . . → Read More: The Roundhouse: Christopher Hitchens on Dealing with Mortality