Category Archives: health care

Move to the Right…

It’s the holidays again, and our thoughts turn to seeing loved ones, eating big family meals, and perhaps thinking with gratitude our our situations.  At the same time, Christmas sales, the pressure to buy gifts, the looming deadline for gifts … Continue reading

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Borrowed Time and Gratitude

Tomorrow, March 13, I turn 55.  Not a huge milestone, but it makes me eligible for a number of ‘senior’ discounts, and to move into the trailer park down the hill.  It also means that likely I’m pretty well into the second half … Continue reading

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Petty Power

“It isn’t absolute power that corrupts absolutely; it’s petty power.  Someone with petty power needs to prove they have that power, and they will, at your expense .”  –Gene Hogan Gene Hogan is one of my favorite philosophers.  Irascible, cynical, smart, funny–and challenging.  Few … Continue reading

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Rush of Judgment

I don’t know what Rush Limbaugh’s upbringing was like as a child, but somewhere along the way he lost all sense of shame. He regularly equates people to Nazis, is broadly misogynistic, and makes racist characterizations all the while playing the ‘Who? … Continue reading

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