Stratification ~ The other side of the prologue 

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 

Everything we’ve heard about nicotine is wrong

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

No health insurance? So what happens if you *don’t* pay the tax / fine?

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?

Facebook friends, I am probably going to piss you off ~ 2016 Edition

Things have changed since I wrote a similar post about 5 years ago.  Now instead of just trying to be “up-front”, I get to be “blunt”. 🙂 I’ve gotten both choosier and looser about who I connect with on Facebook.  I know–that makes little sense.  I’ll explain. Choosier – I’ve gotten more discriminant about who … More Facebook friends, I am probably going to piss you off ~ 2016 Edition