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Modern Parents Know Too Much for Their Children’s Good

I don’t understand the actions of some parents today and that bothers me because I want to.

Child with day 4 measles rash

Child with day 4 measles rash

I think I should because it’s not that long ago that I was one, actively.  Nevertheless, I’m at a loss as to what some are trying to accomplish.

I think it comes down to a lack of humility and trust on their part.  They think they know everything and they don’t trust the government.  And that’s another reason why I want to understand; I’m of a generation that espoused a healthy mistrust of any current

administration.    Baby Boomers were some of the most radical influences of the 20th Century and yet, we vaccinated our children; not only for their health but also for the well-being of the community.

Think about it; it’s an audacious act to ignore Department of Health requirements, especially when it comes to children.  Isn’t it somewhat impudent to want to keep your kids potentially unhealthy and contagious and then demand that they be allowed to mix, play and attend school with others, who’ve taken all their precautionary measures?  That’s what’s going on in the Delaware Valley and elsewhere these days. Continue reading

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An American Horror Story

Iconic yes, but much scarier stuff exists, for real.

Iconic yes, but much scarier stuff exists, for real.

I’m a Sci-Fi and Horror story aficionado.  Ever since I saw my first Frankenstein picture,the classic starring Boris Karloff with all of its moody tone, I’ve been hooked on the imagination and chilly fun of the genre.  So, having read many a story and seen many a plot unfold on film, when I look at what’s happening with the Ebola virus, I get a rather familiar iciness running up my spine.  It’s like we’re all playing bit parts in a very real, present-day thriller.

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