For Future Reference: COVID Facts and Links

Here’s another post chock-full of information that I wanted to link here in case I (or you, dear reader) wanted to refer back to it in the future. Some highlights of coronavirus reality tidbits: There has been NO unusual excess mortality. The press has called 2020 the UK’s “deadliest year since world war two”, but this … Read more

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 … Read 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 … Read 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 … Read more