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A Saturday morning conversation with my sister: Jill Bolte Taylor

  A Saturday morning conversation with my sister: Jill Bolte Taylor- On Saturday morning my sister was in the city dropping off her daughter for her final driving lesson. The prospect of my niece becoming a licensed driver is a scary one, though I don’t suppose it is any more frightening than the specter sixteen year …

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Satisfying sandwich and back from my hiatus

Satisfying sandwich and back from my hiatus- I forgot a lunch again today, so I was forced to go out for lunch. However, I was pleasantly surprised. Don’t tell Dr. Terry Wahls, but I ate a sandwich and it was delightful. I should note that it was gluten free and contained no dairy, but a …

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Cel phone zombies and other nuisances

Cel phone zombies and other nuisances- Yesterday on my run I encountered what is becoming an increasing blight on Western Culture: the spectre of the cel phone zombie. As I was crossing a pedestrian bridge a woman, who appeared to be in her mid to late thirties, was standing (not moving in any direction) directly in …

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The reason why I keep trying

Later this month I’m scheduled to see a wholistic dentist with the intention of eventually having a filling removed. The filling in question was put into place when I was about 8 years old (1984-85) and given the time frame it could contain mercury. My wife and I have both heard of people with mercury …

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Pictures from my run; Edmonton is pretty nice in the summer

Pictures from my run; Edmonton is pretty nice in the summer- I’ve realized that after re-reading some of my posts that I may have given a negative impression of the area where I live. I often complain about the long and cold Northern Alberta winters, however during some recent runs I have been reminded of how …

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The support of family and friends

The support of family and friends- Anyone who is forced into taking on the challenge of fighting multiple sclerosis can have success. This success is based partly on health care, partly on will power, and partly based on having great support from family and friends. I have been extremely fortunate with an overwhelming amount of support. …

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Marijuana and Multiple Sclerosis

Marijuana and Multiple Sclerosis- I don’t know why, but along with mental health, writing about marijuana, with regards to its’ potential benefits to those with multiple sclerosis, feels uncomfortable. Its possible, and more than likely, it is due to the stigmas attached to both topics in North America (and possibly elsewhere). However, given that there …

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