VA Suicides Hidden

This is just sad. Dr. Ira Katz, the chief mental health official for the VA, is being called upon to resign as a result of apparently attempting to cover up the number of suicides that have occurred or been attempted whilst under VA care. Now, I know my usual take on stories such as these. And indeed, I am...

The Worst Statistic

His name was Chuck Irvin.  Chuck was a skinny kid, tall with a cherubic face, rosy cheeks, cream blue eyes and perpetually curly hair; a mix that doomed him to look forever as though he were in high school.  Even on duty days when he didn’t get the chance to shave, his facial hair would grow in faint...