The Business of Being Born

This evening, J & I watched the documentary The Business of Being Born. I read a little about the movie at wikipedia before we started it: “The film criticizes the American health care system with its emphasis on drugs and costly interventions and its view of childbirth as a medical emergency rather than a natural […]

The Vaccination-Autism Connection Debate – Part 2

Earlier I discussed my research into the alleged connections between childhood vaccinations and autism. But recently the esteemed medical journal, the Lancet, officially retracted a 1998 article that made the first and only scientific suggestion of such a connection. Forbes magazine is reporting: The Lancet‘s retraction came less than a week after the U.K.’s General […]

Two Hundred and Fifty-Six Days

Such a short life might fit into the palm of your hand: warm and weighted like a small furry animal, or, like a sea-shell examined at the edge of the ocean, glistening and clean in the bright sunlight. In its compactness, such a life is almost comprehensible. Almost.

The Vaccination-Autism Connection Debate

Learning to be a father means learning about the ins-and-outs of politics and science that I didn’t really care too much about before. Like everyone, I have been hammered over the head repeatedly with H1N1 hubbub. Canadians are so bored by it that half of them apparently don’t even want the vaccine anymore. However the […]