cow on a train platform in India
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Critters of My Travels: India

I used to travel a lot, and one of the things that's fun about travelling is seeing the assorted creature features, both domestic and exotic. These pics are from India. Cows are sacred in Hinduism. That means a few things: 1) no Big Macs at McDonalds, 2) there are random cows wandering around everywhere, and… Continue reading Critters of My Travels: India

yurt in Kyrgyzstan
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Central Asia: Postcards from “The ‘Stan Tour”

In 2014, I did a trip to Central Asia, hitting up Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. That area is definitely off the beaten North American traveller path, so when I told people about my trip, the most common reaction was "huh?" A coworker dubbed it "the 'Stan tour" (-stan is a Persian suffix meaning land/place). Kyrgyzstan… Continue reading Central Asia: Postcards from “The ‘Stan Tour”

site of Jesus's birth in Bethlehem Church of the Nativity
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Away in a Manger: Photos from the Holy Land I'm not religious, but religion does interest me. For Christmas eve, I thought I'd share some relevant photos from my travels. My camera at the time wasn't great, but I've edited the photos as best I can. The above photos are of the exterior and interior of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in… Continue reading Away in a Manger: Photos from the Holy Land

Christmas tree
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Christmas Tree Ornaments from Childhood

I used to really like Christmas, but the last Christmas I cared about was the last Christmas I was well, which was in 2015. Since then, I haven't cared enough to do anything for Christmas, including putting up a tree, but I thought I'd rummage through some of the ornaments from my childhood that were… Continue reading Christmas Tree Ornaments from Childhood

Adventures applying for CPP disability for mental illness
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Adventures Applying for Disability

The last time I worked a shift as a nurse was in November 2019. Since then, I've been unable to work because of my depression, and specifically because of psychomotor retardation. I didn't want to apply for disability until it got to the point that I was quite sure I wasn't going to be able… Continue reading Adventures Applying for Disability

chain of stones in the shape of a heart
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This Was Me: My Mental Health Nursing Career

This is the final post in a mini-series that's looked back at my past.  This post is a bit different because I don't have any photos to capture my mental health nursing career. I became a nurse in 2004. It was my second health professional career; the first was as a pharmacist. This is a quick overview… Continue reading This Was Me: My Mental Health Nursing Career