The Battle Hymn of the Republic

Let us die live to make men free. We had this discussion today at a practice for a bunch of choirs that are getting together to sing this song to celebrate Independence Day. The original line in the Battle Hymn of the Republic goes “As he died to make men ...

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Heroic Characterization

Orson Scott Card has a section on his website where he reviews stuff. This can be anything he feels like, from cleaning supplies to ice cream to plays. Mostly it’s movies and books, though. He is a good writer, and knows his stuff so I was delighted with this next ...

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Public Breastfeeding

So, because of Christopher’s fever I took him to the doctor yesterday, which brought me to the waiting room of the local hospitals imaging department to x-ray his chest. The poor guy was really unhappy with all the goings on. He hadn’t been eating very well either. The room began ...

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Pediatric Grand Rounds

I told you folks before about the good doctor Clark Bartram. He began and this week is hosting Pediatric Grand Rounds. It’s like the other Grand Rounds except about the most important citizens of this planet. I’m heading on over there to check it out right now. 

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Asperger’s, a Different Perspective

Clark Bartram of Unintelligent Design encouraged me to write a few more observations about the boy next door, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, in order to share a different perspective. I suppose we get to read what the parents of such children think, and what the care providers think, but not ...

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Healthy Eating, Diet, and Fitness Carnival

There is a new blog carnival in town called the Healthy Eating, Diet, and Fitness Blog Carnival. There are a lot of interesting articles there, including a great bunch of recipes for energy bars, and a good piece questioning the problem of obesity in America. It’s a fantastic starting point for ...

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Golden Truth

The Cheerful Oncologist had an interesting post today. He quoted excerpts from two different news articles on the very same study that had two different spins. Same source, different conclusions. And then he said something that hit home. “The truth is out there. Let those whose job it is to ...

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