Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

proposed leave of absence puts additional burden on employer

Wisconsin state senator Alberta Darling has proposed a new bill that will provide up to six weeks of unpaid time off for employees who are donating an organ. This would apply to companies of 50 or more employees. This sure sounds like a great idea, but we’ve got to look at how this affects business […]

smoking ban in Wisconsin is wrong

I’ve written about the smoking ban in my blog before. I’ve also responded to a number of posts on Facebook. And as I read everyone’s opinion, I’ve discovered the crux of the issue. Smoking is legal in the United States. So any statewide ban that prohibits this activity tramples the rights of smokers. Now listen, […]

playing lots of racquetball

I’ve been playing racquetball quite regularly for a couple of years. Some weeks, it’s difficult to schedule the time, but lately, it’s been going well. Here’s my court time for the past week: Wed 3/26 – doubles with my wife and some neighbors Thu 3/27 – singles against my cousin Tim Sat 3/29 – singles […]

so you can kill your child, but I can’t

There’s a very interesting story happening in Kaukauna, WI, a small town 16 miles south of here. Manishkumar Patel is accused of causing an abortion by spiking his pregnant girlfriend’s drink with RU-486. He’s being prosecuted in Outagamie County, under Wisconsin’s fetal homicide law. Those are the facts. So, what do you think so far? […]

back on the court, feelin’ groovy

It was 38 days ago that I broke my arm on the racquetball court. My healing has gone well and I played again tonight for the first time in over 5 weeks. It felt good to be back on the court. Tricia and I played a match, and while I tended to take it easy […]

supervised drug injections? it’s true

I just finished writing my blog entry about a middle school handing out contraceptives to 11-year-olds. And now I’m writing about another equally ridiculous program being considered in San Francisco. On Thursday, October 18, the San Francisco public health department co-sponsored a symposium about a site in Vancouver where 700 users a day inject narcotics […]