Saturday, February 9, 2013

Good morning, Everyone.  Not much to say about weather.  They say we may get sun later with rain overnight into tomorrow.  It is just gray and dismal.  I have errands today so I will go out in a little while.  The streets look clear and dry.

This is an interesting little story.  Over the last few years new studies have cast doubt on the efficacy of tests and procedures we have considered 'normal.'  I will admit that I am one who does not go for yearly physicals or other medical exams.  I do see a doctor for abnormal conditions--a serious intestinal infection combined with bronchitis about six years ago, and an infected and broken tooth a year ago. But those are the only medical visits over the last 15 years.  On the other hand Mom sees two doctors regularly each year--but she has conditions which require closer monitoring.  Different strokes for different folks, as they say.  The problem with our modern medicine is that we try to construct a 'one-size-fits-all' system.  We know all too well how that works with clothes.  Such items are too big for Mom and too small for me.  I think we have a hard time dealing with individuals in our commercialized world.

There are times when doctrinal purity comes off as pure BS and this is one.  Ironic that the authorities who govern one interpretation of the religion founded by a man who ate with publicans and sinners prohibits its ministers from praying at public events where those of another faith will also pray.

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