Dispensing of Incompetence
Peoples lives depend on accuracy in a pharmacy. If a pharmacist gives the wrong drug or dose, it can be dangerous or even deadly. This is why I clarify with my family doctor the medication that is being prescribed then double check the medication when I receive it from the pharmacy. [ Read Full ]
2427 views since Sep. 1st, 2015
The Opposite of Addiction is Connection
As an addiction counsellor/facilitator, I have witnessed what drug use does to the body, families and community. The war on drugs has been a colossal failure, especially in Saskatchewan. Regina has the highest IV drug use per capita and HIV rates are skyrocketing. In some areas of Saskatchewan, HIV rates are higher than they are in Africa. Not only is it shocking but it is a crisis. Perhaps it is time we forgot everything we thought we knew about addiction and follow the Portugal model. [ Read Full ]
3069 views since Jul. 10th, 2015
Minions Movie Review
The Despicable Me franchise has devoted a feature length film to the goggle wearing, banana loving yellow blobs, better known as Minions. The movie is an original story and a prequel to the franchise. The Minion movie has a compelling beginning, with a narrator explaining how the Minions developed from a single celled organism. Their goal in life is to serve the most despicable master of all time. [ Read Full ]
3028 views since Jul. 6th, 2015
Review of the Sumo Sultan
For the last couple of months we've been discussing getting furniture that did not leave a person feeling like a human pretzel in need of a chiropractor. Spending hours trying to find a replacement left me feeling like Goldie Locks. The vast majority of furniture was either too small, too hard, too flimsy or too overpriced. We came to the conclusion a bean bag chair would fit our needs perfectly. [ Read Full ]
2797 views since May. 17th, 2015
Xenophobia Alive and Well at the 87th Academy Awards
The recent salary leak of Sony Pictures Entertainment demonstrated the inequality between gender and race; as fifteen of the seventeen executives appear to be Caucasian males. Wall Street banking is more diversified than a major film studio. It should be of little surprise that Hollywood itself is grappling with the lack of diversity, and white privilege dominated the 87th annual Oscars. [ Read Full ]
3292 views since Mar. 18th, 2015
Modern Day Pioneer Woman
In the last 50 years prepackaged cleaning products have become the norm in the majority of households. Most cleaning products are infused with the scents of mountain breeze, after the rain, crisp linen and fresh. "Fresh" what? I am not sure, but Lysol has a product line dedicated to it, including the disinfectant aerosol can for the baby's room! Do you need to express yourself and discover new joys? Perhaps some fragrance boosters to "Stimulate your life and infuse your laundry with these soothing aromas." For all these wonderful and grand products we get to have toxic substances purposely added to our cleaning supplies. [ Read Full ]
3244 views since Dec. 23rd, 2014
AFT to the Rescue
When I am having a rough day, I will watch the Action Figure Therapy comedy web series. While I laugh my ass off at the AFT content, they also bring awareness to some of the issues military personal and veterans are facing. This is some of the best content I have seen in awhile and they deserve to be recognized. [ Read Full ]
3407 views since Sep. 4th, 2014
Militarization of America's Police Force
While the debate is ongoing about the militarization of the police, the U.S.President has ordered a program review enabling law enforcement to purchase military equipment. Yet, Canadian Department of National Defence is equipping police forces across the nation with military equipment, as it is necessary because they are facing "threats". [ Read Full ]
3063 views since Aug. 29th, 2014
Dear Summer, WTF?
Dear Summer, [ Read Full ]
2480 views since Aug. 23rd, 2014
The Revolution is Coming
The death of Mike Brown has set off a revolution for change. People are tired of the injustice of racial inequality, police brutality and inept leadership. Peaceful protestors have had their civil and constitutional rights violated while facing down tanks, amoured SWAT trucks, assault and sniper rifles, dogs, rubber bullets and have been tear gassed on a daily basis. If the President of the United States of America publicly admonishes the police brutality, things must in dire straits. "There is no excuse for police to use excessive force against peaceful protests, or to throw protestors in jail for lawfully exercising their First Amendment rights. And here, in the United States of America, police should not be bullying or arresting journalists who are just trying to do their jobs and report to the American people on what they see on the ground. Put simply, we all need to hold ourselves to a high standard, particularly those of us in positions of authority." When the police threaten to shoot the main stream media, you know shit has spiraled out of control. [ Read Full ]
3261 views since Aug. 19th, 2014

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