I just wanted to sneak in a quick thankyou and an invitation to those who read my guest blog over the last two weeks. I have been a sporadic reader of blogs at the best of times, and certainly a timid commentor. My brief tenure here was just the nudge I needed to write more. […]
I want to relate a story from the OD trenches that speaks to the simplicity and power of anecdotes and metaphor for small scale interventions. I was asked to help design a process that would begin to bridge a longstanding chasm between the good folks in health protection – those that grant and revoke licenses […]
Back to my hometown of Rossland for a moment. Of the 1500 or so houses that make up this mountain town, most of the older homes have simple, steep-pitched metal roofs, perfectly suited to shed the 600 or so centimeters of snow we have fall on us during an average winter. The red or green […]
Nothing quite like finalizing plans for a flu pandemic to cast a light on biased approaches to planning and action. We have 52 cases of swine flu in British Columbia as of this morning, but it looks like the first estimates on volume and severity are diminishing. I heard a reference the other day about […]
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