Highway To Hell

Build the wall…….Make it tall Let icebergs fall…..While treaties stall Burn the coal……That’s the goal Grab the crotch….Stand by and watch Who is friend and who is foe?…….Go to Putin, he will know. Ban the press……Deny the mess Never wrong…..Always strong Ban the other……Let free speech smother Back to work we go……to hell with whatContinue reading “Highway To Hell”

Manifesto of Big Ideas: Arbitration for all that ails us

Replace overbearing over-reach with reasoned oversight Too much oversight vs. too little recourse for injustices The government is often accused of being too big and too intrusive. The judicial system is a lengthy process. Litigation is costly for the aggrieved and out of reach for the poor . They are the ones most in needContinue reading “Manifesto of Big Ideas: Arbitration for all that ails us”

Reflections While We Hit The Pandemic Pause Button

Quietness of the Quarantine Prompts Reflections Lulled By Life Sun Rises, Sun Sets Breath In, Breath Out Steady rhythmic heart beat Don’t be deceived by the regularity All things change, albeit at a glacial rate Paycheck to paycheck Bills to pay, every 30 day. When will it stop, nobody know Aches and pains creep up,Continue reading “Reflections While We Hit The Pandemic Pause Button”

When Left Meets Right

The pandemic and the ramp up to the November election got me to thinking of the following reflections: Some claim the pandemic provides an excuse for capitalist overlords and the “powers that be” to scoop up the property of homeowners and small businesses because foreclosures and bankruptcies will occur in the wake of the quarantine.Continue reading “When Left Meets Right”

Manifesto of Big Ideas

American Options There was a time when: You worked hard You were loyal to your employer Your employer was loyal to you You had good medical health insurance You had a decent pension You didn’t have to change health insurance plans annually You didn’t have to keep worrying if your investment portfolio was the rightContinue reading “Manifesto of Big Ideas”

Manifesto of Big Ideas: Infrastructure & Transportation

Efficiency, ecology and Transit Oriented Development (TOD) replace congestion and waste while stimulating long-term, sustained growth Infrastructure and transportation (roads, bridges, rails, airports, rivers and deep water ports) have always been the catalyst for development. Additionally, natural resources are the reason why a place becomes a place in the first place. If infrastructure and transportationContinue reading “Manifesto of Big Ideas: Infrastructure & Transportation”

Coping with Covid

Some helpful suggestions and humorous reflections on the pandemic. First of all, my personality and lifestyle is already conducive for social distancing and quarantines I have never have taken a cruise and probably never will, not for fear of illness but because of lack of money My cruising consists of commuting to work (M-F) fromContinue reading “Coping with Covid”

Manifesto of Big Ideas: Mental Health

Treatment & Therapy Replace Stigma & Stereotype The perception & dynamic needs to change. If you get a physical illness (diabetes, cancer, etc.) you receive empathy. Get a mental illness diagnosis or experience emotional distress/depression, you get ostracized and stigmatized.  Cost for treatment and therapy should be covered just as it is for physical ailments.Continue reading “Manifesto of Big Ideas: Mental Health”

Manifesto of Big Ideas: Health & Fitness

Accountability (financial accountability on behalf of providers and personal accountability on behalf of patients) replaces skyrocketing costs and personal irresponsibility Stop the financial madness. Stop the fitness madness. The health insurance industry, medical profession, pharmaceutical industry and hospitals need to live within the Cost Of Living world that the rest of us must comply with.Continue reading “Manifesto of Big Ideas: Health & Fitness”

Common Ground

The SILLY SEASON is fast approaching. The 2020 campaign for USA president in heating up. It’s that special bipolar time of year when the trenches between liberals and conservatives, democrats and republicans get dug deep. That special time when everybody’s talking and nobody’s listening. Nobody’s convincing. The commuters are lined up along the train platformContinue reading “Common Ground”