Call me obstinate. Call me contrarian. Call me the Grinch who stole Christmas. Any one of those might fit, and therefore, I couldn’t argue with them–at least, not logically, and we all know how I love to oblige when logic says, “King me”. (Grin.) Because even though it’s not Sunday, I feel like stepping into … More There’s no ‘L’ in ‘team’
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
(Quick preface note: when I speak of rich vs poor, I’m not trying to drive a wedge between statuses–I.e., class warfare–nor do I take a judgmental view toward the poor of any kind, period. We ourselves have been living month to month for the past seven years, so I can honestly say: I get it, … More Stratification
I understand a few things to be true: Television is supported by advertising, and it probably always will be. Every human being has an intestinal tract, and that intestinal tract frequently acts up. Every human being goes poop. And every woman has girly parts, which also sometimes act up or even take on an undesirable … More TMI on TV commercials
I wrote this on my cell phone (in the iPhone’s Notes app) while dozing off on the plane ride home on Saturday night. I thought it was kinda funny and maybe even a little interesting, so I’ll share it with y’all… 😉 So I’m buzzed on Benadryl on a plane. It’s an awesome way … More Comfortably numb [this is my child-free brain on Benadryl; any questions?]
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?
So anyway, I had a totally amazing phone conversation with an equally-amazing friend last night. It lasted for four hours (although it didn’t feel like it at all, and the only way I knew this was by sneaking a glance at my cell phone’s clock and the runtime on the call just before hanging up). … More The lost art of being in the Here and Now