Days Without Sugar: Eric Clapton On His Gateway Drug (1999)

Here’s a fascinating (and quick, only 1:11) clip of Mr. Slow Hand revealing the innocuous-seeming gateway drug he first utilized to change how he felt, which ultimately opened him to a later chain of addictions in life. Hint: It’s not beer, or caffeine, or nicotine, or even marijuana.

World AIDS Day 2012

I read this morning on my telephone than HIV infections in India have dropped by 57%, an amazing public health achievement. However, I read now that Aboriginal HIV infections in Canada are “a growing problem”; though the article doesn’t say the infection rate is actually climbing, it states that the rate is 3.6X higher compared …

Patterns: FUNKYTOWN

The story of a fabulous, even legendary city (the only Canadian city Ian Fleming ever imagined James Bond visiting) passing the torch, FUNKYTOWN takes for granted that its audiences know how Montréal was abandoned for Toronto.  I liked this movie a great deal (though I wish more scenes were in French), however, could a viewer …