It took decades to eradicate

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I was born at the height of the polio epidemic.

Public health officials quarantined homes and towns where the poliovirus was diagnosed. Frantic mothers, crazy with worry, kept their children indoors. Concerned parents warned their kids not to use public toilets, drink from water fountains, or use payphones. Public swimming…

Heather Cox Richardson is a rock star in my books

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In the darkest and most dysfunctional days of the Trump administration, when the news was wilder and crazier than the most intense Hollywood political TV drama or tawdry reality TV show, Letters From an American was born.

On September 15, 2019, Heather Cox Richardson, an American History professor, posted a…

What will be your legacy?

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When I came across this quote, it struck a chord.

“While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.” — Leonardo Da Vinci

My local Montreal newspaper has been running the story of Dr. Nadia Chaudhri, a Concordia University neuroscientist diagnosed in…

Alice Goldbloom

Woman of a certain age. On a good day I am 12 feet tall.

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