When COVID-19 kills someone society actually tries to save, simply change the cause of death

The Letlow family are a family of four: a mom, a dad, and two young children. Mom and dad both have brown hair and their children have blonde hair. They all have light skin and are standing in front of a covered bridge.

Unfortunately, a 41-year-old man, husband, and father, has passed away from complications of COVID-19. He was also a Republican recently elected to Congress, who spoke out against pandemic-responsive policies in Louisiana. It should go without saying that, regardless of their political persuasion or personal opinions about COVID-19, nobody deserves to die of this disease. Luke […]

Take the Easyway out of smoking!

The cover for the book Allen Carr's Easyway To Quit Smoking Without Willpower.

I did not want to make this announcement until I was absolutely sure I’d stick with the decision, so that nobody would be disappointed in me if I failed, but here goes. I hope nobody thinks I’m bragging, I’m just happy to have good news for a change. The effect that Ehlers-Danlos syndrome has on […]

The inauthentic college experience

A sunset by Lake Mendota in Madison, Wisconsin, where the shadow of a woman dances on a dock.

A friend of mine recently brought up the point that it’s unfair to suspend/expel students for throwing house parties. This is because college administrators have made it pretty clear that they likewise don’t care if faculty/staff die–UT-Austin, anyone?–and that they’re ultimately responsible for luring 18-to-25-year-olds back to campus for the “real” college experience. Piggybacking off […]

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