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Life is Precious

Although I wrote this a couple of months ago, it really is still very relevant. There is a guy on the loose in Maine who killed 17 and wounded dozens. OceanGateOceanGate is a company that took paying tourists to see the wreckage of the Titanic. Yes, tourists would pay $250,000 for the privilege of seeing, up close, a ship that sank over 100 years ago. By now, everyone knows that the submersible Titan imploded, and all five passengers died. Life is precious. These five souls understood the risks and decided that the risks were worth taking. Okay. I have to respect

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News Roundup – Racism Exists, Another Republican budget, State Dept

First of all, I must smile. Several friends have sent out messages to check on me. I haven’t posted on this blog in over 10 days. Several years ago, I posted at least 3 times per day. Although I have stuff to say most of it isn’t interesting. So, I bore my wife with my rants. 🙂 I’m good. I’m just working hard and trying to get some sleep. Oh and remember that my grandkids were here. Kaleb and I saved the universe. Morgan and I cooked burgers. Well, I cooked she danced!!! Several days ago, some students from University of

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A few more thoughts on Professor Henry Louis Gates

This is a continuation of the discussion that I started earlier this week. Most of this grew out of the accusations that President Barack Obama is a racist because of a video which shows him both introducing and hugging Harvard professor Derek Bell. The discussion got off into the arrest of Professor Henry Louis Gates. I would like to continue that discussion here. For some reason, in this country, we have an ethnocentric idea that everybody needs to act the same. Actions that deviate from the norm are abnormal and need to be suppressed. My friend, who has stringently argued his

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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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