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Abuse & Caregiving

Abuse & Caregiving
October 6, 2015
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I’ve been thinking about this the past few days. There are so many different kinds of abuse. I think, when …Read the Rest

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Why I Am “Anti-Vaxx”

Why I Am “Anti-Vaxx”
September 23, 2015
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Did you know that only about 10% of allergic and reactions to immunizations are reported?  That is one of the …Read the Rest

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Why Aren’t High Schools & Colleges Banning Football?

Why Aren’t High Schools & Colleges Banning Football?
September 19, 2015
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The results are now so conclusive, about football and brain injury, that no responsible parent should even consider allowing their …Read the Rest

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Life in Perspective

Life in Perspective
September 12, 2015
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I had a rant and rave ready for today, but forget that.  My family is reeling from the revelation that …Read the Rest

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Jimmy Carter’s Cancer

Jimmy Carter’s Cancer
August 22, 2015
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No one should die from melanoma. Diana Ashby should not have died from melanoma.  Unfortunately, her melanoma was improperly staged.  …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: Update on Our Favorite Barihink

Sunday Morning Opera:  Update on Our Favorite Barihink
July 26, 2015
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NOTE: I am not going to delve into the information I found about our favorite Barihunk’s health.  Apparently, he is …Read the Rest

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What If It’s ‘Fake’ Science?

What If It’s ‘Fake’ Science?
June 15, 2015
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“…“The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies …Read the Rest

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Dr. Oz, Vitamins, Alternative Medicine & the Growing Power of Skeptics

Dr. Oz, Vitamins, Alternative Medicine & the Growing Power of Skeptics
April 26, 2015
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Once in awhile we just need to follow the bouncing ball, no matter where it takes, us, bouncing along, from …Read the Rest

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Going Nuts About DST

Going Nuts About DST
March 9, 2015
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I’m writing this at 7:20PM on Sunday evening.  It is not quite dark, yet – thank heavens.  Okay, I confess, …Read the Rest

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Should Fat Women Be Allowed to Live?

Should Fat Women Be Allowed to Live?
March 1, 2015
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“…Fat people are selfish people …just as most extremes and excesses are not tolerated nor should society excuse this new …Read the Rest

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Mental Illness and Family Responsibility

Mental Illness and Family Responsibility
February 18, 2015
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I am prefacing this post with the following: I never paid attention to the life story of Chris Kyle, until …Read the Rest

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Measles: Why All the Anti Vax Hype?

Measles:  Why All the Anti Vax Hype?
February 3, 2015
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The current outbreak of Ebola, which is finally tapering off, has a mortality rate of approximately 70%.  The same individuals …Read the Rest

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The Great Vaccine Debate

The Great Vaccine Debate
January 23, 2015
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I have no children, so I don’t have a real position here.  I suspect, though, if I did, I would …Read the Rest

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Senior Citizens and Eating Disorders

Senior Citizens and Eating Disorders
December 8, 2014
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My 84 year old mother has developed an eating disorder.  It came on, rather suddenly, during what amounted to about …Read the Rest

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Robin Williams, Dementia, and Suicide

Robin Williams, Dementia, and Suicide
November 20, 2014
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Robin Williams had Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia.  From what has been reported in the news, he was beginning …Read the Rest

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Sugar Is NOT Toxic!

Sugar Is NOT Toxic!
November 7, 2014
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Believe it or not, there are things in this world worse than soda, sugar, and obesity.  Oh, you say?  But, …Read the Rest

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Stuck on Ebola Stupid

Stuck on Ebola Stupid
November 1, 2014
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Funny how more people will die today from gun violence and mistakes than have thus died due to Ebola here …Read the Rest

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The Stupidity of Ebola

The Stupidity of Ebola
October 14, 2014
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For some strange reason there is now a ‘stigma’ against anyone connected with Ebola.  Forget AIDS or HIV, Ebola is …Read the Rest

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Ebola, Alzheimer’s & Shouting Ebola in a Crowded Plane

Ebola, Alzheimer’s & Shouting Ebola in a Crowded Plane
October 11, 2014
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Thomas Duncan is dead.  No one deserves to die the way he did, but he’s dead.  His death, contrary to …Read the Rest

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Kurds, Ebola, and Strange Values

Kurds, Ebola, and Strange Values
October 9, 2014
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We live in a very strange world.  In Spain there is a petition to save Excalibur.  The dog, belongs to …Read the Rest

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I Don’t Know What to Do

I Don’t Know What to Do
October 8, 2014
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My mother is dying, slowly, one day at a time.  She doesn’t have cancer.  She isn’t even terminal. Her back …Read the Rest

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Falling Through the ER Cracks

Falling Through the ER Cracks
October 6, 2014
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There is an axiom in modern society.  When all else fails, when you run out of excuses, you blame the …Read the Rest

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Life in the Era of Ebola

Life in the Era of Ebola
October 4, 2014
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During a phone interview with Duncan Taylor’s girlfriend, she told CNN that she and her family were being treated like …Read the Rest

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Watching a Parent Decline – Needlessly

Watching a Parent Decline – Needlessly
September 21, 2014
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Years ago, when I was in college, my parents were horrified when my grandmother Froehlich (Nana) called my mother to …Read the Rest

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Joan Rivers, Medical Horror & Seniors

Joan Rivers, Medical Horror & Seniors
September 19, 2014
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Even back in the mid-1970s, people who did not know my mother thought she was Joan Rivers.  They had the …Read the Rest

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Home Health Conundrum

Home Health Conundrum
July 30, 2014
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A conundrum can be defined as an intricate and difficult problem.  I know of no better word to describe what …Read the Rest

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Feeling Robbed

Feeling Robbed
May 24, 2014
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Friday morning, I saw a headline from The Hill.  Bob Dole is pissed about the VA.  Well, I’m pissed about …Read the Rest

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Do Not Resuscitate = License to Legally Kill

Do Not Resuscitate = License to Legally Kill
April 8, 2014
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DNR is short for Do Not Resuscitate.  If it is on a person’s medical directive, their chart, or on their …Read the Rest

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The Glory of Creation

The Glory of Creation
March 18, 2014
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Did you know that the dastardly, ungodly Big Bang Theory was developed by a Catholic priest? It was a heck …Read the Rest

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Dealing with Early Alzheimer’s Disease

Dealing with Early Alzheimer’s Disease
October 30, 2013
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Dealing with early Alzheimer’s disease is, my family is learning, in many ways, worse than where we are now, in …Read the Rest

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