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What food banks actually need

3 July, 2015 // 0 Comments

The height of summer may seem like an odd time to talk about food banks. After all, awareness campaigns about hunger and community needs tend to be particularly prevalent around November, when everyone is exhorted to donate so community families can ...

Think before you share: disability

2 July, 2015 // 0 Comments

One of the most interesting things about joining Facebook, for me, has been exposure to the phenomenon known as the ‘share,’ the linking of something or relinking of something someone else published. Shares circulate merrily across the ...

In the garden: Too hot, too dry

1 July, 2015 // 0 Comments

Oh June. Let’s talk about June. Here are some things that characterised the month of June: 1) Hot. The last few days have been well-nigh unbearable, at least by coastal Northern California standards. There’s no way these temperatures are ...

Tech isn’t the problem—capitalism is

30 June, 2015 // 0 Comments

Every other day, I’m reading a column blaming tech for something. People are too busy and don’t take time to appreciate life. People are on their cellphones all day. People sit at home watching House of Cards instead of going out for a ...

On finding your people

29 June, 2015 // 0 Comments

Someone once told me that it’s very difficult to make friends as an adult — that it’s always such a novelty when you find a new person and connect in a way that brings that person into your life. Maybe I’m a strange person, ...

Are TV doctors empowering real patients?

27 June, 2015 // 0 Comments

Medical television shows are some of the oldest around — especially soapy productions like E.R. and General Hospital. Whether it’s comedy (Scrubs) or drama (Grey’s Anatomy), we eat up medical shows in every way, shape, or form, ...

Commercialising the alternative death movement

26 June, 2015 // 0 Comments

The alternative death movement is a growing and amazing thing. It may have started with a heightened awareness of the commerce of death and an interest in less costly approaches to burial, and progressed to green cemeteries and environmentally ...
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