"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
-C. S. Lewis
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Just what I needed
I've had a sore throat for two days. Chalked it up to post nasal drip allergies. Yesterday everything went pear shaped. My temperature spiked to 103 and I must have been gargling with razor blades if the pain is any indication. I dragged myself out of bed and off the the local Medical Aid unit. Several months later I saw a PA who looked in my ears, nose and throat. Both ears infected, sinus infection and she actually made an "Ew" face when she looked in my throat. She proscribed me some weapons grade antibiotics. I am consequently bed ridden and highly contagious. Eldest is, of course, oblivious to this and I can only shoo him away when he comes to see me. It makes him sad b/c he doesn't understand why I want him away from me.
This is a good time to catch up on my movie watching so I popped in "Quarantine" without a hint of irony. Overall I liked it. Perhaps that's the delirium talking.
Obamacare's Big Thinkers Forgot to Bring in the Doers - Bloomberg: "The yawning gap between what the IT people knew and what everyone else seems to have realized is staggering. Now, I’ve worked on some projects in which the business units seemed to have some sort of selective deafness that only materialized when we tried to tell them that they couldn’t have their magic fairy computer system that did everything they could imagine, only better, in the three months they wanted it to take, or for the paltry sum that they were willing to spend. And I learned the hard way not to assume that the business units, or even the chief information officer, had heard and understood what you said. That is how I became gifted in the art of writing CYA memos when I was directed to do the unwise or the impossible. "
Today's the day. Nine years gone and the rest of our lives to go.
This blog honors Sean Thomas Lugano
I knew Sean casually. We went to college together and were on the rugby team together. He was much better than I was. He was very fast and much stronger than he looked. Sean was one of those guys who was reserved but very funny. He wasn't one of those guys who garnered attention by being outrageous or demonstrative. He was just there, always with a smile and quick with a laugh or a joke. He took a lot of flack in college because of his modeling career. He used to model to make money for college and the idea of a rugby player being a model seemed absurd. The only commercial I ever saw him in was for The Gap and ironically, he was playing rugby in the commercial. That seemed to redeem him somewhat in the eyes of his teammates and we didn't rib him much after that.
I didn't know Sean well enough to keep in touch with him after college. Occasionally, I'd see him in th…