Faith & Prayer
The Wal-Mart Addiction: Can I Break Free?
I went to college in Columbia, Missouri, and though it’s been years since I lived here, my mom has since moved to town, and I still consider it home. Columbia is approximately half way between St. Louis and Kansas City (two hours in each direction), and thus has mostly managed to retain its college town…
Does Courtesy Fall By The Wayside During A Stressful Day?
Short answer? For me, yes. And apparently, so does bloggery. I’d like to apologize for being light on the ethical pondering the last couple days, folks. It’s been a heckuva week at work, and I’ve been so swamped I’m literally looking up from my inbox after midnight wondering where the heck (and who the heck)…
Should Smokers’ Lungs Be Used?
I recently had an interesting debate about health care with my brother, a doctor in the Navy. As debates between the two of us generally go, we circled around a number of topics before ending the call. One such topic ended with the shared opinion (a shared opinion is mighty rare when it comes to…
The Car Accident That Wasn’t
Yesterday I almost got in an accident. Worst part was, it was pretty clearly my fault. I was in unfamiliar territory, and I realized at the last second that I needed to be in the left lane, the turning lane, to get where I was going. So I flipped on my blinker and started to…
Should We Vaccinate Health Care Workers For Swine Flu Whether They Like It Or Not?
Health care workers are on the front lines of the battle against H1N1 this year. So why not look at the question of whether it ought to be mandatory for them to receive swine flu vaccinations using a military metaphor?
NASA’s LCROSS Moon Bombing Mission: A Bit Egregious?
Not content with the destruction on our own world, we now lob explosives at other celestial bodies. What a piece of work is man. Just kidding. I think it’s marvelous we’re studying water content on the moon, and I’m excited about space exploration as the next person. But, as I said in a prior post,…
Surprise! You’ve…Won the Nobel Peace Prize?
Update: Perhaps the move wasn’t such a surprise to everyone. Reuters reported on Wednesday about rumblings that the Nobel Committee was trying to return to its activist roots, and quoted Kristian Berg Harpviken, head of the International Peace Institute in Oslo, “It’s quite likely this committee will reward somebody who is engaged in current processes.”…
Friday Failure: Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should
That’s one of my favorite sayings. Now, I’m not a slogan sort of a gal. I hate aphorisms as much as I love alliteration. But I really think it’s great advice in so many situations. Like: just because you can tell your friend her new highlights are the completely wrong color for her complexion, that…
Nice People Rock… And I Want Them To Know It!
I just have to give a shout out to a woman named LuJean. I don’t know her last name, but I do know she’s the single nicest, most helpful sales lady I’ve ever run across at Macy’s. We all know how shopping can be a drag, and Herald Square during the Columbus Day specials is…
My People, the People of Wal-Mart
A few weeks ago, Hillary wrote about the website, peopleofwalmart. At the time I refrained from commenting because, well, I felt bad. I grew up in small towns around Missouri where Wal-Mart was the primary source of…everything. And while the people of Wal-Mart were fair enough fodder for my friends and I, I didn’t want the coastal…
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