Long overdue: physician-assisted death

The toughest day for me was not the day my mother died, but a week earlier when I said ‘Good Bye’ to her for the last time. My mom had terminal cancer. She had fought her breast cancer successfully for a few years, and we had thought she had beaten it, but the insidious disease…

Lessons From Denver: Urban Chickens

The concept of small-scale urban homesteading has come up before in Winnipeg, but like most ideas that depart ever so slightly from the status quo, people assumed that it would make their lives miserable, and it ended up going nowhere. Although it fell on deaf ears, advocates pointed out that other cities in North America…

Lessons from Denver: Marijuana Legalization

Although traffic was sparse, I crept along the avenue at 15 mph, my eyes darting from the road to the sidewalk and back again. One has to be careful driving around here. They’re everywhere — the stoners — stumbling around, oblivious to their surroundings, often strolling out into the road while mindlessly drawing potato chips…