(1) elswhere: Your basic left-handed Jewish lesbian New York expatriate. Compulsive bibliophile. Mom [adoptive variety]. Born 1966. Oldest child. Birth sign: Cancer. Your Humble Narrator. 109 more things about me.
(2) Renaissance Woman: Musician, librarian, massage practitioner, sound designer, teacher, online Help developer, future speech pathologist, and mom [biological variety]. Born 1962. Only child of academic ex-hippies. Birth sign: Cancer [yes, another one]. Spouse of Your Humble Narrator.
(3) SarahMermaid Girl: a/k/a Sarah-boo, Boo-girl, Miss S., Bunny, Munchkin, Her Highness. Only child of elswhere and Renaissance Woman. Occupations: Undressing dolls, jumping off furniture, singing, dancing, drawing, painting, climbing, swinging on swings, scheming for candy, resisting bedtime. Born 2000. Birth sign: Virgo [with pronounced Leo tendencies].
I already said what I needed to say about this, but I needs must point anyone reading here to Arwen's recent post about Canadian vs. U.S. health care.
The ironic thing is, B.C. Medical may not cover the expensive--but extremely effective--treatment I'm currently using for my psoriasis. But like Arwen says, in the big picture it's so much fairer, and I feel so much safer.