Tag: adult


I’m deeply saddened to say that Annette Funicello has died. For those of us older than 45, we remember Annette as a Mouseketeer. She brought a lot of joy to millions. From New York Times: Annette Funicello, who won America’s heart as a 12-year-old in Mickey Mouse ears, captivated adolescent baby boomers in slightly spicy beach movies and later championed people with multiple sclerosis, a disease from which she suffered, died on Monday in Bakersfield, Calif. She was 70. Her death, from complications of the disease, was announced on the Disney Web site. As an adult Ms. Funicello described herself as “the

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Finally, Brown laid to rest

If I were James Brown, I would haunt my ex-wife, my children, my lawyers and the judge for the rest of their lives.  The man died just before Christmas and only now have they agreed on where to bury him.  That’s just wrong. ————- From CNN.com: The six adult children of singer James Brown have agreed with his partner, Tomi Rae Hynie, on where the entertainer will be buried, an attorney for the woman said Tuesday. Robert Rosen said the resting place is being kept confidential at the request of Brown’s children. He said the burial may take place in the

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Lost in Stem Cell Hell

I wrote this for the Daily Kos For reasons that are, self-serving, politicians always ask us to think of the children. I would like you to think of… yourselves for a moment. Limiting stem cell research is amoral. There is no other way to look at this. There is no slippery slope. There is no justification for people who understand the promises of science and the laws of the Bible. As a physician, I am very aware of the benefits, the possible benefits, a stem cell research. For a moment think of yourself as a 25 year old who is riding

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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