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”

Manifesto of Big Ideas

Reflections and Recommendations based upon a life of work and experiences Topic: 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 theContinue reading “Manifesto of Big Ideas”

Manifesto of Big Ideas: Distressed & Depressed Cities

Self-determination and survivalism replace desolation & despair Why should the rich & privileged be the only ones to be protected by gated communities and armed guards? If the law-abiding, hard working residents of crime ridden urban areas were allowed to ban together and secure their perimeters, they would gain the sense of self-determination & securityContinue reading “Manifesto of Big Ideas: Distressed & Depressed Cities”

Manifesto of Big Ideas

A Reflective Essay Based On A Life Of Experiences Introduction/Overview When I announced that I was writing a manifesto, my kids were concerned. They asked “do we have to alert the authorities?”. The word “manifesto” has a negative connotation but it certainly gets your attention. It reflects the urgency of the Big Ideas proposed inContinue reading “Manifesto of Big Ideas”

Let’s Replace Mall Mayhem Day

First of all, a brief history lesson. Over the last several years, the day after Christmas (December 26th) has become mall mayhem day. Why? Several reasons: Kids home from school. Time on their hands. Maybe they have “cabin fever”, cooped up in houses, especially if the weather is inclement. Kids are flush with cash andContinue reading “Let’s Replace Mall Mayhem Day”