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My journey with AIDS...and more!: Bottling works and Code Mill from near Haggart Dam

My journey with AIDS...and more!: Early morning, April 25, 2007

A prompt this week to write about something in a health-care context brought out this story which, despite having been told over and over in my head, had heretofore not made it down in writing. It wasn’t quite 5:30 am and Janice was already waiting for me on the main floor of Union Station. Her . . . → Read More: My journey with AIDS…and more!: Early morning, April 25, 2007

Defending Public Healthcare: Funding crisis forces hospital to cancel surgeries

Quinte Health Care is simply stopping elective surgeries for a week to deal with funding shortfalls from the provincial government.  

The hospital’s CEO Mary Clare Egberts told The Intelligencer that the cuts weren’t in keeping with QHC’s new “patient-first” strategy but a lack of provincial funding leaves few options.  The Intelligencer adds that QHC will also . . . → Read More: Defending Public Healthcare: Funding crisis forces hospital to cancel surgeries

My journey with AIDS...and more!: For a young peoples’ video look at the history of the Tay Canal please click the link below, by which I mean…

…this one! I am so proud! Not that I had anything to do with this (and I didn’t) but because the video shows how the appreciation of Perth (Lanark County, Ontario, Canada) history is, and will continue to be, alive and well! Congratulations to everyone, particularly the young people and their mentors, who made this . . . → Read More: My journey with AIDS…and more!: For a young peoples’ video look at the history of the Tay Canal please click the link below, by which I mean…

My journey with AIDS...and more!: Haggart Mill and home, Perth, Lanark County, Ontario – now and then

My journey with AIDS...and more!: Reading today (when I’m not writing)

  When I read it’s a bit like grazing in front of the dessert table (minus the diabetic considerations). So it is that I am currently reading, roughly a chapter or section at a time: The Scottish Pioneers of Upper Canada, 1784-1855: Glengarry and Beyond by Lucille H. Campey Robert Bourassa by Georges-Hébert Germain (texte . . . → Read More: My journey with AIDS…and more!: Reading today (when I’m not writing)

My journey with AIDS...and more!: Plan ahead – before it kills you

h/t to my friend BA! Today, April 16th, is National Advanced Care Planning Day in Canada…have you started the conversation? Here’s a link for more information and a 3 ½ minute video produced by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. Please forward this video, share on your Facebook page, tweet about it and help to . . . → Read More: My journey with AIDS…and more!: Plan ahead – before it kills you

My journey with AIDS...and more!: Town of Perth, Ontario moves to conserve downtown’s beautiful buildings

Perth Town Council has taken the bold, even if obviously necessary, step of creating a formal Downtown Heritage Conservation District. It comes in the form of a by-law which outlines the boundaries of the district – North and Harvey Street (to the south) and Wilson and Drummond Streets on the west and east sides, respectively. . . . → Read More: My journey with AIDS…and more!: Town of Perth, Ontario moves to conserve downtown’s beautiful buildings

My journey with AIDS...and more!: My camera survived!

This was the last photograph I took on Sunday before going ass-over-tea-kettle into the waters of the Tay River’s Grant’s Creek at Allan Mills. I then walked across the arched, stone bridge I’ve photographed on other occasions to get to the other side of the creek. In order to get a springtime perspective on the . . . → Read More: My journey with AIDS…and more!: My camera survived!

My journey with AIDS...and more!: Honouring Dad for his birthday

This Sunday, yes April Fools Day, would have been my father’s eighty-fifth birthday. I last saw him when the whole family gathered in Perth to mark his seventy-fifth, within months of his first stroke. It was a very happy occasion, given the warning scare we had experienced when he was sick briefly earlier in the . . . → Read More: My journey with AIDS…and more!: Honouring Dad for his birthday

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: It’s a snap!

I’m not sure how the makers of this little bit of genius got permission to do it, but this is a real ad. (I’m still a little suspicious because I couldn’t see any mention of it on the college’s website … Continue reading →

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