Canceling the Dr. (Seuss)

Once again we face a dilemma of whether an act of censorship is another step towards racial parity, justice and inclusivity or if it is an example of political correctness running amok and ‘cancelling’ a national treasure. The subject of this debate is a decision made by Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the firm responsible for publishing […]

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The COVID Resurgence (or Revenge of the Sick)

As the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic raged across the country over the summer of 2020, there was no shortage of public health officials, epidemiologists, medical practitioners and statisticians warning that a second wave of the virus could be expected. They implored the public to minimize social gatherings, continue wearing masks when around people and prepare for the […]

Care: Right or Privilege?

In all the discussion, debate and hyperbole surrounding the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) and its efforts by reactionary forces in the US Congress to dismantle and/or replace it, there seems to be one issue left out that, I believe, is the core issue in the entire conversation over healthcare in America: is healthcare a […]

Moments of Clarity

Too often we believe ourselves capable of things only to realize, when confronted with an opportunity to rise to the occasion, that our own prejudices, notions, ideas and even experiences prove us to be less capable than we had thought or hoped. Many years ago, while at university, I became close friends with someone. We […]