jtaylor's picture
Monday, February 2, 2009 - 10:42am

"I truly feel, if having surgery makes your life better, regardless of age, I would have it done.  I really don't think anyone, other than God, has the right to determine who lives and/or dies." --- Jan Johnson  

wholderman's picture
Friday, January 30, 2009 - 3:43pm

It will be a good match-up we hope...Cardinal's wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (6-foot-3-inch) and Pittsburgh's safety Troy Polamalu (5-foot-10-inch-I love his hair by the by) will undoubtedly collide on may occassions, and the event will be viewed by millions...

jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 12:46pm

An 87-year-old relative enjoyed the holidays, rejuvenated after a heart procedure. A 90-year-old relative made plane reservations to San Diego, had gastric surgery, didn't make it.

Medical judgment, personal choice, health care economics, faith, hope, ethics, co-morbidities, quality of life. Lots of issues on the table as lots of us hurtle -- if we're lucky/blessed -- toward older age.

When is too old for surgery? My family, my older in-laws, considered that in recent months. So did Sacramento Bee reporter Sam McManis in a recent story.

wholderman's picture
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 9:17am

de vote v: to give or apply (one's time, attention, or self) entirely to a particular activity, pursuit, cause, or person.

jtaylor's picture
Monday, January 26, 2009 - 11:15am

Never seen the TV series, "Lost." But understand it's had a complicated plot line over four seasons in which time travel has now been written in tales of the desert-island survivors of a jetliner crash.

Must make for one heckuva flow chart to keep track of story lines. Same is true in the bizarro world of California politics and budget whacking/worrying. Yes, we certainly seem to be headed -- backward.