Forgive me for it has been many months since I blogged. I kind of got away from it. I think the main reason was an effort on my part to focus my energies on pumping life into my day job which could loosely be called software development. I don't really develop software anymore, my activities consist of long spans spent shuffling paperwork interspersed with brief moments writing programming code, that is, when you can invent a reason for doing so instead of handing it off to the offshore contractors. But hey, who's complaining, I am still employed at any rate.
I have been following the story of the 13 year old boy with cancer and I must say I have mixed emotions. On the one hand I feel the parents and the boy are being extremely foolish but on the other hand, in this climate of government intrusion, is this an opening for more government oversight in the health care of our children. Many nanny statists view childhood obesity as an immediate health threat. It is not a great leap to imagine government going after parents who fail to adhere to proper dietary restrictions with their children. From what I have read it was implied that there may be some religious beliefs involved in the decision to seek alternative treatments. Not being a religious person my self, this seems to be one of the times where blind faith has serious consequences.