jtaylor's picture
Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 12:54pm

My dentist of 20 years calls me "his dinosaur." I'm one of only a couple of his patients who gets teeth drilled and filled, crowns implanted -- dang near everything -- without an anesthetic.

Anesthetic was never offered to me as a kid. And my Catholic upbringing suggested, "Suffer in silence, offering your pain for the souls in Purgatory."

jtaylor's picture
Monday, June 2, 2008 - 8:34am

When cages are rattled, who yells loudest and who gets attention? The perennial debate over shriveling California resources -- worse this year because of a $17 billion-plus budget deficit -- may boil down to a food fight pitting health care vs. education vs. prisons. And the courts may play a key role.

wholderman's picture
Sunday, June 1, 2008 - 8:22pm

Folks, I have a list a mile long of things that drive me nuts. Here's a sample:

wholderman's picture
Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 1:40pm

Aren't you glad to know that the leaning tower of Pisa has been stabilized and is out of danger for at least another 300 years? Yep...engineers have been monitoring the tourist attraction and have assured all who care, that the tower's tilt is about where it was in 1700. The tower has a tilt of about 4 meters off the vertical.

jtaylor's picture
Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 7:38am

Was paging through "Healthy People 2010," an updated report by the Central Valley Health Policy Institute that ought to cause shame and action on the part of political leaders. (Hard to imagine, though, 'cause the 2003 report hasn't sparked much.)