Java Zen:Thinking Out Loud Sunday, 2018.01.21
Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which
permit this norm to be exceeded - here and there, now and then - are the work of
an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost
always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept
from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people
then slip back into abject poverty.

		Robert Heinlein, "Time Enough For Love"


An open letter to KUSA TV in Denver and the Board of Directors for the Komen Foundation.

This letter was originally written last fall. My wife’s health over the holidays prevented me from tracking down all the contacts to whom I wished to send this letter. Her health is much improved at the moment. She is off oxygen although her energy level is considerably diminished. I apologize for the delay and hope that my comments may still be of value.

November 22, 1999

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am writing this letter in the hope of initiating a positive change in the way breast cancer survivors are treated during Denver’s Race for the Cure event. I have shared this letter with organizations and people not directly involved with the Komen Foundation’s Race for the Cure in the hope that my experiences will assist them in avoiding some of the unfortunate trends I’ve observed with the Race for the Cure event in Denver. (more…)

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