Escape From Stormcage December 17-20

Observations from my trip: – life is better when you assume positive intent The most interesting aspect of Vegas for me was the openness of the sex trade and that the abolitionists representing I believe Shared Hope International were holding up signs talking about the shame of Vegas, selling her daughters to sin, but having […]

On anger and gun control

As anger is often a masking emotion for other sorts of pain, I would suggest that instead of simply parroting the line “mental health”, we examine what behaviour sets we can put in place to avoid what anger masks – despondency, helplessness, the feeling of being trapped – through free community based leadership and financial […]

On torture and Otto Warmbier

It’s been a horrible couple of days for me personally for personal and work-related reasons (when your day to day is guaranteed to include reading about the torture of mentally ill women or the trafficking of children for organs, it can be hard to tell when you need a break or a breakdown). Apparently there’s […]

Inside the Birdcage – June 17, 2017

So it’s been busy times for me. Lots of physio, and adjusting to a new environment. Trying not to pay too much attention to Trump and the Russians; it’s not like any of this is news to me, right? The Chinese recently put quantum encrypted satellites in orbit; I can’t help but wonder if the […]

Escape from Stormcage – January 25, 2017

I ran into a representative from Doctors Without Borders on my way after buying luggage tags and locks for my trip to Washington DC next month.  He was entirely charming and it was a real delight to talk to someone whose as passionate about human rights as I am, and he encouraged me to talk […]