By Burt WalkerEMERGENCY ROOM ADMISSION REPORT ____________________________________________________ DESCRIPTION: 66 y/o white male presented with chest pains. Pain level ranging from level 3 to 10. Current level of pain: 4 DURATION OF INCIDENT: 30 days TESTS ADMINISTERED: EKG and Troponin enzyme blood test. Blood test confirms at least one heart attack as recently as 3 days prior. CONCLUSION: Admitted to hospital, referred to staff cardiologist. CARDIOLOGIST ANALYSIS: Cardiac … [Read more...] about I Had a Heart Attack and Didn’t Know It: A PSA For Stubborn Men
NOTE: I don't typically use vulgarity in public conversation, either verbally or in the written word. So I ask for forgiveness of my use of the phrase "Kiss My Ass." Unfortunately, it's the best way I can describe my feelings at this moment in history. As 2020 comes to a close, I find myself unusually thoughtful about what the year has wrought. We all know how unusual it was. This is the first time I can recall being angry about a year in my life. It doesn't escape me how weird that sentiment … [Read more...] about Hey, 2020: Kiss My Ass! You Too Facebook.
Humans are naturally curious creatures, but so are monkeys. It is this curiosity, combined with the requisite tools of reason, logic, and the scientific method which differentiates humanity from other species. This difference has allowed us to better our way of life over the millennia. It took hold especially during the Scientific Revolution and the Age of Enlightenment in the 17th century when humans began to understand and put into practice the importance of the scientific method, reason, and … [Read more...] about What Happened to Intellectual Curiosity?
Last week I had an epiphany, but before I get to that let me share some background. First, I absolutely despise traveling. Don't get me wrong, I like to visit friends and family, I just hate the process. Among travel modes, flying is by far my least desirable method of travel, but driving isn't much better. Until a year ago, I used to make frequent trips to northern Georgia for business. If traveling in ideal conditions, the drive would be about five and a half hours. … [Read more...] about There Are Just Too Many People
"418,000 Americans died in World War II. Now we blindly piss away those hard-fought freedoms, allowing ourselves to be ruled by tin-pot tyrants"THE KAREN PREMISE: "We should stop at nothing to prevent all deaths from COVID-19. This is why we should all be okay with shutting down our entire way of life. Get used to it. It's the new normal."THE KAREN PREMISE, UNPACKED: Yes, we'll lose more people from deaths of despair caused by the shutdown than from the virus itself, but those deaths … [Read more...] about Losing to an Army of Karens