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I wrote this almost three years ago. This year, it’s measles, but everything in the article is just as relevant. Vaccines do not “overwhelm” the immune system. Compared to what drugs you have to take AFTER getting sick do, they are a gentle tweak that teaches your body to identify and kill viruses that otherwise can reproduce and cause great discomfort, sometimes death.
Working in health care requires me to constantly help the doctors educate and inform those who seek treatment. Patients are always missing the forest for the trees, focusing on some minor possibility while ignoring obvious larger causes for diseases.
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The following is a statement that was made for the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Larger Fellowship upon the news of the “No Indictment” decision from the Grand Jury examining the case against Darren Wilson in the murder of Michael Brown.
The tragic irony of the grand jury decision from Ferguson, Missouri coming so close to the Thanksgiving holiday is inescapable. We should be preparing dinner, not a cultural war. In a metaphorical sense, we should be talking about how many more people we can put around the table, not how many more people will be turned away. This ongoing struggle between black and white is a global disgrace and the combination of this decision and the deluge of news that we sift through also highlights how we are asked to “choose” where we put our attentions for justice. You see, the media and the ignorant would have us believe that…
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I don’t write about political topics in this space because I don’t think I have much to add to the discussion that isn’t already being better written by others. I’m making an exception because I think this topic is as much historical-cultural as it is political. Continue reading
One of the most notable of human qualities is our ability to adapt technology to solve problems. Another would be our inability to stop “solving” the same problem over and over again to the point of over-solving problems to degrees they don’t exist. If it aint broke, we MUST fix it. Continue reading
I’ve been thinking about a kind of imprisonment many of us struggle against – the cage of material possessions. Continue reading
A New Three-Day Contest!
There’s a diner a couple of blocks from the clinic where I work. I often go there, but not always. Sometimes I bring food to work from home, or there are other places to eat nearby. When I went to the diner for lunch, one of the waitresses approached me. She asked if I had lost some money a few days ago. Now, let’s assume I’m seriously broke (which I am). Continue reading