Category Archives: Life and Medicine

The Loneliest Journey – Part 2

Do you know who you are? Identity is not always clear and concise. Who we are and who we think we are can change over time. It may take years but can also occur over a few minutes, especially if … Continue reading

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The Lonliest Journey

I am such a liar. Each day, friends, colleagues and patients casually ask the question we all routinely ask, “How are you?” “Fine,” I reply, “I’m good.” But I’m not. A couple months ago my wife noticed some swollen lymph nodes in … Continue reading

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Learning and Teaching

One of the hats I wear is as a Clinical Professor of Medicine with the Department of Family Practice at the University of Saskatchewan. In this role I host final year medical students at my office for a two week … Continue reading

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Worship

It often seems that nothing can upset a church congregation more than how the worship service is run. Is the music too loud? Are there too many instruments? Too few? Are there too many choruses, or too many hymns? No … Continue reading

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Psychedelic Skiing

My latest ski trip was quite an adventure. We travelled to Banff, Alberta for a few days of skiing before Christmas and decided to go to Sunshine Village for our first day. The morning went well. One wrong turn did … Continue reading

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Lies the Doula told Me

Okay, “lies” is too strong a word. Errors would be better. Besides, I have no doubt that the vast majority of Doulas are fine, well meaning, caring individuals who want to part of the health care team making every woman’s … Continue reading

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Whitewater – Blackwater

In early July, my wife and I took a holiday with her parents and did a tour through north central Alberta. We had fun seeing a variety of sights from the Columbia Ice Fields to the Ukrainian Heritage Museum, from … Continue reading

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Empty nest

We recently had a unique visitor at our house. In the corner between our garage and our house, just six feet from our front door, we have a small cedar tree in a curved flower bed. Hidden behind the tree … Continue reading

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Stone Beaches and Blood Popsicles

Many years ago I was in New Zealand and visited a beach on the west coast. The beach was covered by smooth rounded stones about the size, (appropriately enough), of a kiwi fruit. I had walked a fair way out … Continue reading

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Mountains and Prairies

I just spent four days skiing in the mountains of British Columbia. It was a wonderful time of fun, exercise and fellowship with friends and family. The weather was fantastic, the skiing great and the scenery amazing. High jagged peaks, … Continue reading

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