#metoo

The #metoo social media took me by surprise this week. I'm not sure why Harvey Weinstein was a tipping point when we've had example after example of men in power abusing women, but whatever the reason, I appreciate the conversation. I shared a story on Facebook, and I feel like I can share it here…

Soapbox Saturday: Real People

This is a follow-on to my post about one-sided news. It is so easy when getting the news from only one source to forget that every politician or writer is a real-live person. I am commanded to love my enemies and my neighbors, but when all I hear about them is vitriolic rhetoric from the "news" it is almost…

Soapbox Saturday: One Sided News

Now it's time for my weekly rant. Oh, you missed my last one? That's because it was all in my head while doing dishes. One of the benefits or drawbacks (depending on how you look at it) of not having constant internet access is that most of my rants vanish like the rest of my random thoughts.…

Soapbox Saturday: Defining Contraceptive

Most discussions about the contraceptive mandate are exercises in missing the point. The two sides lack a common definition for contraception and a common understanding about how the Pill (in any of its forms) works. The definition of contraception should be straightforward. It is composed of contra + conception. Contra simply means against, but the…

Doctors and Insurance

I have lots of thoughts on the "Heath Care" debate. They mostly start with "Health care? Really. Isn't this actually about insurance?" Moving past that, I see things from two sides, the young, almost-broke married couple that still manages to pay for insurance and the doctor (my dad) that has to worry about making money…