Facebook is a popular critical target–the type that most people use (although that number is dropping, I think), and the type that many (including myself) grumble about but keep using anyway. I’ve been tempted throughout most of my so-far-8-year Facebook stint to leave altogether, but for some reason, I hang on, hanging in there. Actually, … More Facebook, leave me alone
Hi and welcome to the 2017 edition of the United States’ Independence Day! First, I must congratulate all of the awesome fellow bloggers who are using the correct term in their Independence Day-themed posts! Independence Day in the US is not “the 4th of July” any more than Christmas Day is “the 25th of December” … More Patriot (head)games
In writing my last post, I realized that there’s another side to this whole societal stratification thing: I inadvertently left out the ones who usually get left out of the conversation. Oops. My bad. Didn’t mean to do that. The oversight is especially surprising because this latter group is the one of which I’m a … More Stratification ~ The other side of the prologue
In my last post, I went on a little (OK, so it was a lengthy) diatribe about the stratification of society as seen through an albeit unscientific surveying-the-landscape point of view. (That last post was written in two separate writing sessions, interluded by an evening of sleep and one proper dose of Tramadol, so I … More Stratification ~ The Prologue
Evidence is mounting that nicotine might be the next “smart drug”. Yep, that’s right. Except that you won’t hear that – ever – touted in the US. Why not? I’m not sure–at least, I don’t have anything I can prove. But I have my theories. But I’ll get to those later. Let’s start dispelling myths. … More Everything we’ve heard about nicotine is wrong
Let’s say you’re in the same boat as my partner and me. We live in the US. We have no health insurance. We couldn’t afford health insurance. Affordable group plans are not available to us (we’re self-employed). We couldn’t afford (and frankly, don’t need or want) the lowest-tier “bronze”-level insurance plan. We don’t qualify for … More No health insurance? So what happens if you *don’t* pay the tax / fine?
This is a political post (*checks the top of the page to ensure that I’m posting this on the intended blog*). I don’t lean much to the right or the left, nor am I exactly in the middle; I’m sort of my own person, the type that the politicians think they can swing, and the type … More Double-standards are no standards at all