Nobody knew health care could be so complicated.
-- Kim Jong-Don/2017
It's got to go. Repeal and replace with something terrific.
-- Kim Jong-Don/2015
[update 7 March 2017]
well, if one reads up on the Right's Replacement, we see the usual result: the 1% are pampered and the rest are punished. will the uneducated, unskilled, unemployed angry white folks who voted for billionaires and against their own self interest figure out they were scammed? or will they…Continue
Under the aegis of the Trump administration, we are becoming the enemy that our parents and great grandparents fought two World Wars to defeat.
Yesterday, I was honored, or (where I work) we were all honored to be in the presence of a distinguished guest, John W Franklin. He was at our worksite for the final program in Black History month, about the new NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE.
But even more distinguished…Continue
Added by Terry McKenna on February 28, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments
WELLESLEY FALLS, Mass. It’s a quarter to 8 in the morning in this leafy suburb of Boston, and Washington Street–the main artery that takes commuters to the Massachusetts Turnpike–is bumper-to-polite-bumper. “It’s a traffic jam, but one with good intentions,” says Dr. Fletcher Whipple as he makes a right turn and heads to the parking lot of the medical office building where he practices.
We take the elevator to his outpatient surgery center,…Continue
Added by Con Chapman on February 28, 2017 at 5:39am — No Comments
I enjoy looking at the original art that some of present company put up for viewing here. I do not think that I have been oppressive in putting up samples of the Resident Artist, Susan Creamer Joy’s work. In fact,…Continue
I haven't been around here much lately. For the last year, as far as writing goes, I've been gathering poems for a second collection and getting them ready to be seen. It's time. We Walk with Poetry Every Day is now available for Kindle and in print. …Continue
Got to start with the appropriate lead in a review about a show sometimes fun, but never great, had an acceptable host with occasional clever bits, didn’t have big surprises for most of the awards, including announced winner La La Land for Best Picture.
Co-presenter Warren Beatty seemed to toy with the crowd as he fiddled with the card, which he then showed to Faye Dunaway, who…
My poor snowdrops - they came out on schedule for Imbolc at the beginning of Feb, when a 2-ft dump of snow finally started to melt, but then another 18 inches came down and they were buried again for a couple of weeks. They were out again a few days ago, kinda despondent and stunted, and now another couple of inches have re-buried them.
Someone on a local Facebook group suggested that we locals should use our snowed-in time to do some art. He led the way with a crude (in technique)…Continue
I truly did have my heart set on composing a little cameo of my dear friend Trapper Jack, something with some charm about it, something that his children could read over, nod at, and smile on . . . if he had any children. My last…Continue
Hospice came and said, “She’s in transition.”
And she was, she slipped away today.
Such a lovely way to say, “She’s dying;”
The Final Journey rather than The End.
A week ago today we sat together,
Talking of the past and her short future,
It wasn’t resignation. She seemed at peace,
Remembering fondly a life well lived.
She was French, Catholic, and from Vermont.
She was the the older sister that became the…Continue
Is there anything more square than step dancing? I love it, but it is definitely the nerdiest, squarest art form, unless you consider square dancing! Yep, square dancing is even cornier than step dancing.
So how did white people get from step dancing and square dancing (which are our native arts) to something like…Continue
Added by Terry McKenna on February 24, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments
Is Bannon inadvertently telling Democrats and Independent Progressives how to win and what to win on going forward?
Lucy, having grown up as a human child, was like a changeling, her essential chimpanzeeness overlaid by the various human behaviours she had acquired over the years. I watched, amazed, as she opened the refrigerator and various cupboards, found bottles and a glass, then poured herself a gin and tonic. She took the drink to the TV, turned the set on, flipped from one channel to another then, as though in disgust, turned it off again. She selected a glossy magazine from the table and,…Continue
Summary of the amusement
After landing at Changi airport in Singapore without a passport, with her friends Lanai and former Herbaline employee Ambi Michaels, teleoperator Clarity Nice is set aside by a woman dressed as a hostess from Singapore Airlines, Yi Ling, before reaching the customs and passport area of the airport. Yi Ling has connections with a…Continue
Added by Workstudio on February 24, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments
New iPhones to Map Faces for Authentication and 3-D: Apple is rumored be working on a controversial new camera designed to map your face in 3-D for the purpose of facial recognition. Yea - and good luck with that! Hell, as it is, Siri suddenly turns into Helen Keller almost every time I ask it something. And what’s with the 3-D pics anyway? Do they think our current, regular selfies aren’t narcissistic enough?…Continue
In light of the wild, weird press…
OK, so here's the deal: the drug industry (legal ones, that is) is near the top of the list of noxious parasites on the economy. In recent days, one member of that clan, Gilead, has been getting static from the investor class about its less than stellar financial performance. Gilead is a major player in HIV. It was also the lead participant in HepC; the source of the ~$84,000 "cure", several of them.
That marketing started a few years ago, but revenue has waned some in the last year…Continue