Most of What is Done is Negative

“Most of what we do is either neutral or negative. We prescribe the latest and greatest pill or procedure when, more often than not, what the patient needs is a better diet and more exercise.” The comment, from a doctor friend, reminded me of my mother. Let me explain. My mom had some chronic health […]

Maintaining Discipline

Not long ago I received an email from a niece, Claire, who robs trains on weekends. Actually she does Old West reenactments. This particular email related a conversation she had with the engineer of a locomotive she had just held-up. Having discovered in her genealogy pursuits that her great-great grandfather (my great-grandfather) had been killed […]