Downer Alert: Letting Grandpa Die, And Other Stories

I remember once overhearing the following when my mom was on the phone with her aging father: "Well, has mom agreed » 11/11/08 3:20pm 11/11/08 3:20pm to this?" "That's not a suicide pact, Dad. It's a murder-suicide." Not to get all 'Lives' on everyone, but a in today's "Science Times" made me think of me, me, me! Or, at any rate, my family.It's the…

Ugly-Pretty Face: Are We Truly Experiencing A Cultural "Ugly Moment?"

I remember my grandfather musing that, thanks to dentistry, medicine and relative affluence, people simply weren't "ugly" the way they had been when he was a child in early 20th century Arkansas. (It should be noted that he was known in said hamlet as "Moe Joe the Dog-Faced Boy," a name he carried for the next 80… » 10/30/08 2:00pm 10/30/08 2:00pm