Happy Independence Day Weekend!

[dropcap]H[/dropcap]appy Independence Day! In 1776 the early American settlers obtained independence from religious and government tyranny. A nation was born—a place where people mattered: well, at least the white, wealthy, male, protestant people who owned land mattered. In these 235 years basically the only thing that has changed is who is perpetrating the tyranny. This nation still suffers from religious… Continue reading

Fair Play and True Heroism

Today we really don’t understand how horrible Polio was. It was a devastating diagnosis in the not-too-distant past: paralysis and death. Jonas Salk created a safe and effective vaccine, a cure, and Polio has been virtually eradicated from the face of the earth. When Dr. Salk was asked who owned the patent for the vaccine, he replied, “There is no… Continue reading