Thursday, February 5, 2015

Mississippi??? - Who knew?

Mississippi, a Vaccination Leader, Stands by Its Strict Rules

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

Happy Thanksgiving!

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!

Monday, October 21, 2013