Tag: Battles

Is this REALLY the hill you want to die on?

When I was in high school, there was this tough ex-military type who taught us world history. He was a really cool teacher because he seemed very interested in the subject matter. When the intervention in Somalia started, he and I had a very good discussion on why Somalia was not so much about humanitarian relief as it was about…

I just can’t quit the anti-vaccine fight

I’ve been trying to stay out of the battles online (and in person) with the anti-vaccine crowd. I really have tried, really hard. But they keep doing one dumb thing after another, and, thus, they drag me back. The latest round of dumb was to take a full page ad in a newspaper misdirecting people on the facts about the…

The malleable me

I started running on a very cold morning in February of 2004. I had been hearing about running from a friend at the lab where I worked. He was an avid runner, and so was the blood bank supervisor. They both suggested running as a way to get back in shape. ‘Cause, boy, I was out of shape. I was…