What is a BackPack program? In essence, students are sent home with a “backpack” of food for the weekend. The premise is that while students receive meals at school (indeed, meals are free to all students at Trego School), they may need some supplementation on weekends and holidays. Thus, a BackPack program. Students are given… Continue reading BackPack program begins at Trego School
“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” -Arthur Schopenhauer
Spring has sprung, and our first ticks are out and about.When folks start talking about illnesses transmitted by ticks, the first to come up almost always seems to be Lyme Disease. While Lyme Disease is the most common tick-borne disease among Montanans, you don’t need to worry about picking it up around here – it… Continue reading Tick diseases in Montana
I’ve seen another release about the US life expectancy dropping a year during 2020 – but this one didn’t credit Covid exclusively. It pointed out that the US Life expectancy has been dropping for several years due to an increase in drug overdoses and suicides. Please remember – causality is inferred, not statistically proven. Covid,… Continue reading Life Expectancy Reported Down, with multiple reasons
School Board Elections scheduled for May 4, 2021. Those interested in running should contact the school clerk.
The Center for Disease Control has compiled and released the excess death data for 2020 that gives us a better handle on Covid. The first charts give a bit of a handle on what was happening: There are a couple of interesting conclusions – first is that about a third of the excess deaths are… Continue reading The Excess Death Data is Available from the CDC
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I was reading about a proposal for a curfew for men in London. It seems that the women of London would feel safer, more secure, if there were a curfew that kept men off the streets. I have some slight experience with this sort of thing. We have to go back 40 years and more,… Continue reading A Curfew for Men
The mind is not a vessel to be built, but a fire to be kindled. -Plutarch
I start from the sociological perspective – race is a social construct. Years ago, in one class or another, I learned that “There is more difference within a race than between races.” As I recollect, about 250 years ago, a grad student, working on his dissertation, examined and classified 60 skulls and moved the concept… Continue reading Race and Physical Anthropology