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 

Stratification

(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

Comfortably numb [this is my child-free brain on Benadryl; any questions?]

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?]

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?