Thursday, February 5, 2015
Mississippi, a Vaccination Leader, Stands by Its Strict Rules Mississippi????? My weak libertarian bent DOES in fact question the power of the State to mandate medical intervention. ... if only the anti-vaccine folks weren't so crazy. More and more I'm favoring "Enlightened Despotism" - an essay which I recall as attributed to Frederick the Great of Prussia, and which I read in Mr. Mitchell's 12th-grade World History class at Tulsa Central High School. A Google search suggests this memory is imprecise. Any help?
Thursday, November 28, 2013
As I've previously mentioned, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.
1. It's purely American.2. It's more-or-less secular.3. Food with family & friends is a good idea.This year we - my Jewish wife & I - are also celebrating Hanukkah... which is also a more-or-less secular holiday commemorating a small miracle in late Second Temple times.We'll be joined by sisters and new in-laws-to-be - my son's fiancee's family.Happy Thanksgiving!