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World AIDS Day 2014 has come and gone and something had me rattled by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Here’s an excerpt from my Facebook feed today after I heard Shaun Proulx on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning referring to his blog on HIV Divorce. —————————— I have AIDS, and have ... Read on »
The true meaning of life… by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” –Nelson Henderson Read on »
Rest in Peace, Jamie Hubley by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Originally posted on My journey with AIDS...and more! “I’m tired of life, really. It’s so hard, I’m sorry, I can’t take it anymore.” “I don’t want my parents to think this i ... Read on »
Lunch by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS I planned dessert first today after seeing Wanda’s Pie in the Sky picture on Facebook this morning. I walked over to Kensington Market on a near-empty stomach and plopped my ... Read on »
The certainty of uncertainty by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS In my ongoing quest to get to the bottom of my annoyingly reduced sleep, I received the results of a recent MRI of my brain when I visited my family doctor yesterday and the ... Read on »
I’m Thinking, “This is Going to Hurt!”: On ‘How Not to Deal with... by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS From my friend Betty Ann on her Facebook page: “This article deeply moved me…as I suspect it will for any of you who have been impacted by the kind of grief associated with ... Read on »
Sleep, no longer taken for granted, will soon be improving – hopefully by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Early this month I had electrodes taped to my head, neck, chest and legs, then I was wished a good night for a sleep study to see why suddenly, to me at least, I couldn’t ge ... Read on »
On “The God Article” with Mark Sandlin: I Want My Religion Back – You Can Keep... by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS This post is a work in progress. Please join in with your comments!   Please read this article first: I Want My Religion Back – You Can Keep the Ugly Baggage.   When my frie ... Read on »
Why I’m Marching with ACT with Pride! by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS My first encounter with ACT (AIDS Committee of Toronto) was in its early days operating over what at  the time was a KFC take-out restaurant.  Compassion and information dee ... Read on »
Letter to The Star Re: When free speech becomes hate crime (Letters, June 23) by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS From among the throngs walking past, largely ignoring him, a street preacher standing with a mic and an amplifier in front of Old City Hall called me out leaving the opening ... Read on »
A new low by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS “How long have you been wasting?” the chiropodist asked me a couple of weeks ago as she updated a history on me. The starkness of the verb, however accurate, stayed with me. ... Read on »
Another change to “Mr. G’s eye exam” by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS  Mr. G’s eye exam has been changed yet again so that the antagonist, though dead for more than a decade, might only be identified by his last initial and the responsibilitie ... Read on »
April 30 revisited by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Today marks eleven years since the beginning of events which form the basis of my autobiographical piece entitled Chopin, Roman Polanski and a cab. I will attempt to stay ho ... Read on »
Meet Sujata, Russian Blue beauty by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS   Sujata, the name given to her by the previous human in her life, Kevin, is Sanskrit meaning “from a good family origin”; “Su” means “good”, “Jatakas” means “of good origin ... Read on »
Drop-kicking HIV/AIDS stigma to the curb by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS “This December I found a mass the size of a cantaloupe in my lung…I used social media to express my feelings without having to burden my family and friends. I’d like to writ ... Read on »
R.I.P. Emma by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS (From 04-04-2014) Following a “massive stroke” my beautiful friend of almost exactly fifteen years has left me. Emma (short for Emerald, the colour of her eyes) dropped to o ... Read on »
Blog CPR by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS Facebook and Twitter have become my primary means of internet communication as of late but there is within me a desire to give my writer’s block the angioplasty treatment it ... Read on »
Another important day for self-acceptance by Kenn C. Posted in: Blog Posts in HIV & AIDS     If I have learned nothing else about my bipolar II today, it is that I am certainly not the only one in similar circumstances who has found photography to be a healing p ... Read on »