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I Can Get Sick

posted at 4:28 am
on Mar. 30, 2005

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Yesterday in the mail, I finally got that thing that made me feel completely Canadian, at home among these quiet yet docile creatures of the North.

I received my BC CareCard, giving me access to unlimited health care. Oh, the awesome power I now wield!

I can get so totally sick now!  It’s just like turning 21 in the U.S.—I’m going to go on a big binge!

I think I’ll start with pneumonia shooters, just to get started, then maybe a couple fractures, a little anemia, and an untreatable skin rash for good measure.

Oh, this is so cool!  Wait, what about the removals… tonsils, adenoids, spleen, appendix.  All free!  All for the asking!

And that don’t get me started on those other truly awesome covered conditions.  We’re talking needles, bed-side consults, machines that go ping…



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“Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”

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“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

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“I play with variables constantly.”

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“Only the person who has learned Continual Love coming from a heart of Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal with the problem of loneliness.”

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