Bob’s Going Away, a Reflection on Health and Values

Every afternoon Bob cleaned my office.  He cleaned with a smile.  He smiled when it was cold out; he smiled when it was hot.  Most of all he just smiled. There certainly is dignity in all human work.  It’s commonplace to ascribe and glorify a certain quiet dignity to manual labor, especially coming from today’s […]

Privatization at the Republican National Convention

What could go wrong if the United States privatizes Medicare and Social Security? Just ask the delegates to the Republican National Convention in Tampa. After last night’s session (featuring Ann Romney pro-love and Chris Christie anti-love), many delegates attempted to take a 10-minute chartered bus ride back to their hotels. Two hours later, these huddled […]