After my last post, waving October goodbye, I can only say, "New month; same old stuff." More work deadlines and more school drama managed. No new provincial election, although they are still counting the mail-in ballots from the election two weeks ago. It won't change the leadership result, but there were around a dozen seats … Continue reading Autumn

Me and Dexamethasone

We've all heard by now that the steroid, dexamethasone, is useful in severe COVID-19 cases, including a current high-profile one. Well, it's also used sometimes after dental surgery, to help keep inflammation in check and promote healing. And what they say about the possible side effects in susceptible people is true! Around six years ago, … Continue reading Me and Dexamethasone

Ten Days

I often feel when I'm posting about vacations or fun times that it seems like I'm posting something blog-perfect (to steal a term from Instagram). Not that what I'm posting isn't real, of course, just that the warts are hidden from public consumption. So, today's post is filled with the regular and irregular ups and … Continue reading Ten Days

Wading into Controversy: “Cuties” (2020) I am always intrigued when I see people stridently advocating censorship, particularly even before they have watched or read the work in question. You may have seen the online controversy over Cuties, the new film distributed by BAC Films in France and by Netflix in the rest of the world. To give an oversimplified … Continue reading Wading into Controversy: “Cuties” (2020)