Science shows that the war on drugs does not work

A video for anyone who wants to better understand the failures of prohibition and learn more about alternatives that have proven to be more cost-effective, safe, and humane. Brought to you by the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy — where science, not ideology, drives illicit drug policy. SIGN THE VIENNA DECLARATION: http://www.viennadeclaration.com Continue reading Science shows that the war on drugs does not work

Levi Strauss & Co. & the Levi Strauss Foundation: Pioneers in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS for 30 years

Thirty years ago, leaders and employees at Levi Strauss & Co., facing the loss of colleagues and friends, came together to support each other and raise awareness about HIV and AIDS. We were one of the first companies to do so. A few years later, in 1987, our employees joined others in remembering our affected colleagues by creating an AIDS Memorial Quilt panel. It was a small step in the wake of tremendous loss, but it symbolized our commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS. Now, after three decades of leading the business response to HIV/AIDS, Levi Strauss & Co. is proud to … Continue reading Levi Strauss & Co. & the Levi Strauss Foundation: Pioneers in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS for 30 years

I am not a carer

I am not a carer. I hate the term. I really hate the term. I suspect that I fulfil most people’s definition and expectation of what a carer is. I look after my husband. I make sure he has his meds on time. I make sure he always has food when he needs it, even if he doesn’t want it. I make sure he has clean clothes and a comfortable bed. When he needs it, I help him bathe. When he’s sick, I look after him. But I am not a carer. I do not do any of those things … Continue reading I am not a carer

It wasn’t so scary after all…

Wednesday afternoon saw me up at the Royal Victoria Hospital once more. This time I wasn’t in my usual haunts of Level 3 in the old building. It was Level 3 in the new building. For those of you who don’t know the RVH, it’s a sprawling building which has been extended and rebuilt on a number of occasions. The latest rebuild has many levels none of which line up with their counterparts in the previous build. This causes much fun. Anyway, Andrew and I made our way up to the MRI department and I had an MRI scan. Even … Continue reading It wasn’t so scary after all…