Are We There Yet?

     During the New Year’s Eve celebrations last night, I briefly thought about our New Year’s Eve bash of 1999/2000.  At the time, there was a great deal of concern expressed from many people about computers all over the world suddenly defaulting.  At the same time, many religious groups (possibly the same who feared computer mutiny) passionately awaited the… Continue reading Are We There Yet?

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"Little Miss Sunshine"

What a terrific movie! It certainly shows that strong, loving families come in all different shapes and sizes. This was funny and sweet with zero saccharine. As the title of this film otherwise suggests, this is not a “chick-flick” or some kind of feel-good drivel about a precocious, obnoxious or sickeningly sweet child. It’s a… Continue reading "Little Miss Sunshine"

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"Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis

I just finished reading “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis. While initially reading it, I felt quite disappointed in Lewis’ tortured logic, twisted metaphors, and simplistic deductions. There is really a spectacular dearth of reason. He dismisses virtually all but Christian belief (except non-Christian belief systems which share similarities with Christianity), and makes sweeping generalizations supported… Continue reading "Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis

New Wishy-Washy Sudden Cardiac Death Guidelines

The new ACC/AHA/ESC guidelines for ventricular arrhythmias and prevention of sudden death appeared in my online edition of Circulation this AM and I turned with some interest to the section on prophylactic implantable defibrillator criteria. The guidelines, scripted by a committee of international experts, are supposed to represent a distillation of the best available scientific… Continue reading New Wishy-Washy Sudden Cardiac Death Guidelines