Quick! What’s wrong with this picture?

Kaiser Prescription Example

My healthcare organization is Kaiser Permanente, and this is an actual image from their “refill a prescription” page. Maybe it’s just me, but something here doesn’t seem right.

The good news is that they have adopted one of my best ideas &#151 to print a description of the pill on the bottle. It’s a great idea, even if they didn’t get it from me.

Psst… have you heard about The Secret?

So Oprah’s been at it again, and the big new buzz is a book and a movie called The Secret. It’s basically just a rehash of a bunch of old stuff like the law of attraction, positive thinking, affirmations, and karma. No great harm, but as my mentor Jim Rhon says, “Affirmation without labor is the beginning of delusion.”

Well, here’s a great big bashing review over at skeptic.com:
The Secret behind The Secret

(Scroll down when you get there.)

Asparagus Pee Quote.

“He who works with his hands is a laborer.

He who works with his hands and his head

is a craftsman. He who works with his hands

and his head and his heart is an artist.”

–St. Francis, religious leader

From the mind of a 7-year-old girl…

Our 2nd-grade daughter Emily was given the assignment to “Write a story about a soldier who sees a horse behind a tree — use all the words in the box [soldier, story, behind]. Here’s how it turned out:

Once I was a soldier in an old old fairy tale and in that fairy tale I saw a horse that got out of a farm. So the horse hid behind a tree so I ride it back to the farm. And that story was a good one wasn’t it? The End.

(The teacher’s red pen says “Yes.”)