Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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  • My Reply to Pete Earley: Do I Have Blood On My Hands?
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    Thank you Robert.

    You and we acknowledge the pain and fear of the parent. And broaden the discussion to include more of the actors.

    thankyou

  • Atul Gawande's Being Mortal
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    Thank you and Atul Gawande; love the comparison. Childbirth being another arena of medicalization with dubious gain, indeed.

  • It's Time to Wake Up and Stop the Violence
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    1)http://www.amazon.com/Rampage-Social-Roots-School-Shootings/dp/0465051030/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1360149993&sr=1-5&keywords=school+shootings+in+america is sociological analysis of school shootings (2004, still applies)- isolated white young men in rural or relatively wealthy suburbs; share social experiences of “otherness”– exactly what Oryx says; your prescription could prevent some mass murders.

    2)would encourage you to re-title #2; the effect of MA legislation to “prevent bullying” is that there are many conversations about bullies; isn’t it better to have many conversations about “how do we have a loving,caring school which is safe for all”?? [thanks to Joan Webster on that]

    3)as an aging basketball wannabe[have several games for you when you are in Boston, Oryx, seriously]. it is lovely to notice, as you do, the power we have w a few words, a few smiles, a few hand motions, to transform a teammate from glum/outofit/angry into a joyous and more effective player. More fun, almost, than hitting the winning three pointer.
    Most people don’t realize their own power in any situation; Annie Dillard, “Grace happens, the least we can do is notice.”

    4)We are going to get background checks nationally,– 92% of americans support it; even the NRA liked it a few years ago.
    Public Health folks [David Hemenway book on guns; or “While we were sleeping”] says it helps, a bit.
    i am mixed– big brother vs. social good of preventing 700,000 people potentially dangerous from having guns.
    Can we trust feds to identify “dangerous” people [not mentally ill, that is totally bogus, we all know] based on psych records? or based on courts? What does the Feinstein bill actually say?