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If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn't help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we've got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don't want to do it

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Archive for March, 2009

Happy Belated Birthday to my Prius

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

Three years ago on March 17th I bought my Prius (OK, before you start thinking I’m some kind of savant who can multiply huge numbers in my head or know what day of the week Jesus was born, I remember this date only because it’s also my sister’s birthday). As of the 17th I had 78,636 miles. That comes out to 26,223 miles per year, down from 26,950 per year last year. I expect my mileage to go down dramatically next year. I’ve changed territories at work and drive much fewer miles: I now see patients in La Jolla, University City, and Point Loma.
In any case, I still enjoy the car, still enjoy the karma, and still enjoy the sticker that allows me to use the carpool lanes even if I’m alone.