Category Archives: Commentary

Better family planning for a better planet

On World Population Day, some food for thought, because too many people don’t have food to eat

Better family planning for a better planet

On World Population Day, some food for thought, because too many people don’t have food to eat

#IHateHashtags

It’s kind of nice to see that people can pay attention to world events, but propagating hashtags as an online form of solidarity does nothing to elicit quantitative change.

#IHateHashtags

It’s kind of nice to see that people can pay attention to world events, but propagating hashtags as an online form of solidarity does nothing to elicit quantitative change.

The Charlie Hebdo attacks weren’t about freedom of expression

News outlets rushed to defend freedom of expression after the Charlie Hebdo attack, but they failed to examine what spurs people to turn to radical Islam in the first place.

The Charlie Hebdo attacks weren’t about freedom of expression

News outlets rushed to defend freedom of expression after the Charlie Hebdo attack, but they failed to examine what spurs people to turn to radical Islam in the first place.

For some admittedly self-centered reasons, I hate the ice bucket challenge

Despite raising money and quasi-awareness, the ALS ice bucket challenge reflects the sad state of charitable giving, where inanity and vanity trump compassion and morality.

For some admittedly self-centered reasons, I hate the ice bucket challenge

Despite raising money and quasi-awareness, the ALS ice bucket challenge reflects the sad state of charitable giving, where inanity and vanity trump compassion and morality.

Can a Canadian cheer for the United States on Canada Day?

In the esteemed words of Sarah Palin, “you betcha!” While today is Canada Day, I’m less concerned with the maple leaf, and more with the stars and stripes, as the United States takes on Belgium in the World Cup round

Can a Canadian cheer for the United States on Canada Day?

In the esteemed words of Sarah Palin, “you betcha!” While today is Canada Day, I’m less concerned with the maple leaf, and more with the stars and stripes, as the United States takes on Belgium in the World Cup round

It’s IBD awareness month in Canada, but it shouldn’t be

I have a feeling that unless you’re a Canadian living with an inflammatory bowel disease, you had no idea that November is IBD Awareness month in Canada. It’s not your fault. It’s poorly publicized campaign. Let me clarify one thing

It’s IBD awareness month in Canada, but it shouldn’t be

I have a feeling that unless you’re a Canadian living with an inflammatory bowel disease, you had no idea that November is IBD Awareness month in Canada. It’s not your fault. It’s poorly publicized campaign. Let me clarify one thing

O Canada, I’m Sorry

Sunday, May 19, 2013. I sit up in bed and brush potato chip crumbs off the green printed snowflakes on my white hospital gown. I swivel to the side of the bed use my toes to feel around the floor

O Canada, I’m Sorry

Sunday, May 19, 2013. I sit up in bed and brush potato chip crumbs off the green printed snowflakes on my white hospital gown. I swivel to the side of the bed use my toes to feel around the floor