Guns and Suicide

This is going to be about suicide. Please click here to be taken to something lighter if you don’t feel like reading this today. It will always be here for you to read. I won’t get offended if you go check out puppies. I’m not really surprised when I hear that firearms are the preferred method of suicide in the…

The sad story of Mr. Greene

Back in 2016, Robert Ponsi was bicycling through a neighborhood in Baltimore when he was suddenly attacked by a group of teenagers. From WBAL: “Robert Ponsi was found with multiple stab wounds at Venable Avenue and Old York Road around 9:10 p.m., police said. He was pronounced dead at 3:51 a.m. at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Homicide detectives said someone was…

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I’m still working on the dissertation. The completed draft is due next week and the final not too long after that. Then it’s on to plan the final defense seminar and exam. So things are moving very fast around here. Too fast to tell you about how my life changed when I learned the meaning of the word “pathology,” or how mom buying me that old microscope at a garage sale in El Paso changed everything all over again. Then again, I might have told you that story already…

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I’m a little busy right now working on the dissertation. It really is taking up almost all of my free time… Baby Ren is taking up the rest. So bare with me as I finish this one last thing before I become the next doctor (of public health). In the meantime, why don’t you read about the racial wealth divide in Baltimore. I did, and it was eye-opening. Talk to you soon.

Domestic Threats to Public Health in the United States

If you’ve been watching the news, you might have noticed that something interesting is going in Italy. They just had a general election, and their results were very interesting. This is from The Atlantic: “Anyone who’s spent more than a vacation in Italy knows it’s a country with deep reserves of discontent, economic stagnation, and political dysfunction. So the anti-establishment…

Anonymous Me?

There’s this burning question in the minds of many people who are fans of superhero comics and their associated movies, television shows, etcetera: Why does Superman not wear a mask? Doesn’t he want to hide his true identity so as to protect those he cares about? I mean, Lex Luthor and company could go after Lois or Jimmy, or Martha.…

How Can You Argue With Logic Like That?

I made the mistake the other day of engaging someone on Facebook about arming teachers. She argued for the arming of schoolteachers because… Well, see her rationale: “My question to you is why do we guard money insured by the fdic with guns and not our children? Our politicians (even anti gun ones) are guarded by personnel with guns. Why…