The Imperial City of St. Petersburg

A Marquee Port on the Baltic Sea If this city hadn’t changed its name back to what it was two centuries ago, I don’t think it would have made my bucket list. Born and raised in Canada during the Cold War, I remember the Soviet Union as a threatening world superpower, and Leningrad as a... Continue Reading →

Thinking Creatively about Living and Dying

Is death a right? Should we be able to decide when to die if terminally ill? I've been following the debate in Canada on whether to legalize assisted dying, or doctor-assisted suicide, or whether to pour more money into palliative, end-of-life care. I'm quite certain there won't be enough hospices or hospital beds for my... Continue Reading →

My Proof of Heaven

Now that she’s gone, I feel closer to my Mom than I did when she was alive. My Mom’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease ended Nov 15, 2011, but the insipid disease took her from me long before she left this world. She was robbed of her identity, her personality, her memory and her ability to... Continue Reading →

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