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SHAME – A THING OF THE PAST

Bioethicist Daniel Callahan, in a recent editorial published in the Hastings Center Report, suggests that fat people should be shamed into losing weight.  His strategy involves “social pressure combined with vigorous government action.” There are lots of reasons why people are fat.  I’m not about to sit in judgment of why someone is fat because […]

A SHOE IN FOR SUCCESS

As far as I’m concerned, children have one job – actually two jobs – their first job is to be a kid, and their second job is to go to school.  Period.  It never dawned on me while I was growing up that I had a choice.  There was no choice.  I went to school […]

EVERYTHING IS UPSIDE DOWN

We just had the pleasure of having a couple of out-of-town friends stay with us and had some interesting conversations during their visit.  We all agreed that things just ain’t the way they used to be.  No surprise there, of course. As we talked about different topics, we kept saying, “when did this become acceptable?” […]

CHILDREN BORN OUT OF WEDLOCK-UNEXPECTED CONSEQUENCES

I’ve written before about the results and consequences facing children who are born out of wedlock.  The whole “I don’t need to be married in order to have a child” lifestyle, encouraged by the example of numerous celebrities who the media glorify, will continue to have an enormous negative impact on society.  Legitimate studies already […]