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Warning: Nationalized Health Care may be hazardous to your health!

| July 17, 2009

By Teri Ong The Democrats in Congress and in the White House have promised us that we will have some sort of nationalized health care plan before the next congressional recess. I hope they have over-estimated their ability to pull off such a feat because it will mean nothing but trouble down the line if […]

The Price of Freedom

| July 14, 2009

Introduction Those of you who are reading this (and who undoubtedly are few in number), I admire you for your patience, perseverance, and love. Without those qualities, it is unlikely you would have stuck with me through three extensive periods of time in one single year in which my blog has been “down” for weeks […]

The Loss of a Generation

| July 9, 2009

by Teri Ong A poignant movie scene that never fails to choke me up to some extent is the scene in Chariots of Fire where the head master of a college in Cambridge is welcoming new students. He references a memorial on the wall behind him listing the names of all of the students from […]

A Skunk Cabbage by Any Other Name… What to Do When Life Stinks

| July 9, 2009

by Teri Ong Physiologists tell us that the sense of smell is more acute and memory of particular scents more long lasting than other sensory input in humans. In a metaphoric sense, we ascribe a “scent” to aspects of our life. When things are good we may say that things are “rosy” or “sweet”. If […]