Thinking about the Coming Election and Other Stuff …

October 14th, 2012

By Dan Miller … put me in mind of some of my favorite old songs and of their persistent relevance. Scots ballads Based on a poem by Robert Burns (1759 – 1796), this ballad labeled Ode to Humanity seeks equal rights for all as opposed to special preferences for the favored. While listening, thoughts came […]


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Our 5-Hour, $10,000 Visit to the ER

October 1st, 2012

By Dr. Jim Taylor Back in August, while on vacation in Idaho, my wife began to experience some stomach pain but didn’t think much of it. But, on our drive home around 9 pm as we neared Reno, the pain became intolerable. I called 911 and was directed to the emergency room of the Northern […]


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The U.S. Constitution, Contraception and Abortion

February 13th, 2012

By Dan Miller The United States Constitution provides for specified individual rights. However, it does not require that we pay, other than through constitutionally authorized taxes or borrowed funds, for others to exercise even those specified rights. It appears to be the contention of some that the refusal of a church or religiously affiliated entity […]


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The Rights of Ugly People Must Be Protected

October 30th, 2011

By Dan Miller According to this article, apparently written by a high school student in New York, legislation has been passed in some districts of California and in the District of Columbia providing affirmative action protections to ugly people. The author opines, People do not have a say in whether they are going to be […]


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Muslim Swimsuits and Christian Snakes

August 31st, 2011

By Tom Carter I realize that everyone has the right to believe in their own particular superstition religion and, at least in America, the right to engage in whatever goofy behavior their religion requires, as long as they don’t impinge on the rights of others. Once in a while, though, some ridiculous religious practice pops […]


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