All the Mistakes That Had to be Made

There aren’t many places less comfortable, less restful, less conducive to healing than a hospital, at least not many allowed by the Geneva Convention. So, when my four-year-old daughter had to go into one for minor surgery recently, we expected an experience that was akin to being held captive overnight in a compound of obsessive/compulsive vampires who have an affinity More …

So This Is It, Then

As a lunatic, right-wing, evangelical Christian (Southeast Division), I get into my share of “this country is going to hell in a hand basket” discussions. As sincere as these discussions are–and believe me, all the passions in them are dead earnest–there’s always an undercurrent of the hypothetical in them. Something will happen, we think, before things get as bad as More …

The Health Care Bill, Brought to You by Complete Ignorance

You should never confuse malice with ignorance, but when it comes to the recently passed health insurance reform bill, I think we have a generous supply of both. Baseball Crank (“He’s cranky about more than just baseball”) explores the ignorance side of the equation, with some nuggets about and what happens when you hand the reins of the economy to More …