Archive for April 2016

Running Mates and Other Mates: Fighting Trump, Fighting Cancer

Girl, I heard you’re getting married, Heard your getting married, This time you’re really sure. Brooklyn Bridge-1969 Ted Cruz keeps looking for a partner. First we have the sort of/maybe/not really deal with John Kasich, trying to not cut each others throats in the remaining primaries. Quickly followed by yesterday’s announcement of Carly Fiorina as... Read more »

Doctor, Doctor, Give Me the News

Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, no matter which one you call it, it has probably had some effect on you or your family. As a “bleeding heart liberal,” I applaud the expansion of some sort of insurance coverage to millions of Americans. As a physician, employer and provider of health care insurance for the two... Read more »

When Cancer is no Longer Cancer

  Things change. A recently published study discusses re-evaluation of a certain type of thyroid lesion–Encapsulated Follicular Variant of Papillary Carcinoma of the Thyroid (EFVPTC). Follow up on over 100 patients who had the lesion surgically removed showed no evidence of spread or recurrence. The findings imply that EFPVTC is benign, with no need for... Read more »

Kitten Power Can Get Things Done

And I’ll be takin’ care of business, every day… …takin’ care of business, every way. Bachman-Turner Overdrive-1973 The mighty Colorado River carved the Grand Canyon over millions of years. The immense pressure of the earth’s mantle creates the environment for the creation of diamonds. Small aquatic plants and animals crushed under the weight of sea... Read more »

What's in Your Wallet? There's a Little Aluminum Foil Package In Mine.

You can’t always get what you want but if you try sometime you find you get what you need. The Rolling Stones-1969 I don’t leave it to chance anymore. There is always one in my wallet, sealed in its aluminum pouch. It was Barb’s idea. “You’re out and about and wish you had one, and... Read more »

It's a Puzzlement--Putting the Pieces Together When Building a House

Oh the games people play now… …every night and every day now. Joe South, 1968 Got your Rubik’s Cube handy? You know, that multicolored puzzle cube from the 1970’s made of smaller blocks that twist and turn, billions of possibilities but only one correct solution. It was designed by Hungarian Erno Rubik, and has been... Read more »

An Icon Abandoned, and It's No April Fool Prank!

Oh this is the night… …it’s a beautiful night. Lady and the Tramp–1955 Who reads the “Legal Notices” in the back pages of their daily paper? Sandwiched between obituaries and want ads, the notices provide legally mandated information that is hidden away where no one will read it. As a Stevenson High School Board of... Read more »