From NYT: Why Must We Go About Lives With an Eye on the Nearest Exit?

Two caveats here: I find so many amazing articles in various places, that I am always in danger of this blog turning into an index of sorts. I also tend to use them in place of writing my own words. I will try to do less of this. This article is from the New York …

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National Service?

This article in the NYT was interesting. Mind you, I have nothing but derision for Kelly's attitude toward the American people he's supposed to be serving, but he's got the right idea with a national service. I agree. I think we should have a national service in which all Americans, except for the most seriously …

From Marion Nestle: What Fruits and Vegetables do Americans Eat?

I almost linked this post straight to Facebook. I've been doing that too much lately, bypassing my own blog. It's either lack of sleep or plain laziness. So here's the link to Dr. Nestle's post: http://www.foodpolitics.com/2017/05/what-fruits-and-vegetables-do-americans-eat-more-charts-from-usda/. It's an eye-opener. People, there are far more vegetables than tomatoes, corn, and potatoes. Oranges, apples, and bananas are NOT …

Healthcare: How to Get There from Here

This article, We all Want Healthcare to Cost Much Less - But We are Asking the Wrong Questions, by Joe Flower, is just about perfect in its analysis of the problem. I encourage everyone to read it. I have always believed that we need health CARE, as opposed to health INSURANCE. This has led me …

Oh My, Look at the Time

I'm on the third night of Very Poor Sleep. I've been awake since 2:00, just like last night. Yes, I tried meditating, counting my slow, deep breaths, muscle relaxation, and pretty much anything else they claim is useful. I don't drink coffee after 10:00 a.m. and I almost never drink alcohol anymore. I don't/can't nap …

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