Cumberland and ChatGPT

Q: What do Cumberland and ChatGPT have in common? A: Nothing. Why Cumberland? I communicated with a former patient who lives in Cumberland a couple of days ago. Why ChatGPT? I’ve been playing with it for a couple of weeks. My reference to Cumberland and ChatGPT could be a brain fart. Let’s see where this … Read more

Bronco Billy Mayor of Cumberland

Bronco Billy William “Bronco” Moncrief, recently deceased (20220925), was, for many years, the Mayor of Cumberland BC. Nicknames have always been a thing in Cumberland. Bill Moncrief was once a paperboy. Someone, on his route, familiar with the comic strip, nicknamed Billy Moncrief, Bronco Billy. Bronco stuck. I enjoyed Bronco, his interactions with me were … Read more

Stress Fracture or Osteoarthritis

Lesson: If you’re middle-aged?, a scissor-kick, high-jump can lead directly to the debate, stress fracture or osteoarthritis? Background: For those who don’t know, I was a GP in Cumberland/Courtenay, Comox Valley, BC for thirteen years. One sunny day, while visiting Stanley Park, a thirty-eight-year-old? GP was feeling half his age. His brain said “I’ll bet … Read more

1984: Long Ago, Cumberland, Computers…

How long ago was 1984? Jump into your ‘way back machine’ courtesy of this short, Apple, internal video. Pay attention to: the music the clothes and particularly the computers Unlike many of you, I was alive in 1984, living in the Comox Valley, on Vancouver Island, on Canada’s west coast. I was living in Cumberland. … Read more