Sunday, October 26, 2008

third world medical care

An 86 year old woman breaks her hip, lies in a hospital bed for four days waiting for surgery and then dies within four days of surgery, is cremated before any family can arrive and has her rings stolen somewhere in the process. The cause of death is listed as " accidental" and the required autopsy was never done. The family is stunned.

This takes place not in some broken down hospital in rural Africa, but in a major hospital in Ontario.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

saturday night in the kootenays

An amazing full on hot sunny day, everything is resplendent. I took my goats for a walk by the river and soaked up as many rays as possible. It is amazing how restoritive to spend even a few hours outside.

Then I had no idea how easy it is to create a blog. 7000 blogs are being created every hour.