Pain Management and Love

We like to sit on very high horses, don’t we? Every high horse I’ve gotten comfortable on has bucked me off. I suppose that is the nature of aging (and learning). I still have my moments. Jeff Davis was only a decent cadet at West Point, but an excellent rider and extremely good looking (according…

Amusement Parks and Masculinity

  We talked about Lena Dunham wanting to be loved not for her writing but for her half-naked figure in grungy underwear as we sat by the lake watching boys split into rival teams; ISIS vs.soldiers and super heroes. One hundred and fifty years ago both Union and Confederate soldiers “spoke routinely of deluded people,…

“Sympathy is no substitute for action.” David Livingstone

Not every tenement dweller can become the David Livingstone of his generation, but what if that was put forth as the goal? In terms of disease, sanitation and real poverty 19th century tenements were far worse than the modern versions in most western nations today. I wonder if the attitude was better then or was…