The difference between differing and parting ways

I like peas, you like carrots. I like swimming, you like golf. These are differences we can live with. Let’ move on to some bigger issues, I may think big government (aka national government) is good. You may think it’s overblown and overreaching. You may prefer states rights. Maybe there can be a nuanced solutionContinue reading “The difference between differing and parting ways”

A Tutorial For Democrats

How to regain the blue collar, working class, small business contractors, unions, law & order advocates, first-responders, uniformed services, military and moderate-right of center sectors of society That’s a mouthful and a tall order but here’s how to do it: Talking points and strategies: Become Tough-Love Democrats Firmly establish yourselves as tough-love democrats. Define TOUGHContinue reading “A Tutorial For Democrats”

Manifesto of Big Ideas: Remote Learning In Pandemic Times

Rethinking Education Education by Walking, Talking, Mentoring, Learning & Exchanging How did I come to propose this drastic revamp of our education system for the pandemic and beyond? Long before the pandemic struck, I opposed the building of new schools. Instead of the warehousing students in new schools, I have long advocated for the paradigmContinue reading “Manifesto of Big Ideas: Remote Learning In Pandemic Times”

Take the pledge to combat idiocy

Some responses when confronted with the absurd, the racist, the hateful or simply the woefully wrong information or misplaced emotional responses We all have experienced some combination of all of the above described situations. We all have thought of clever, reasonable, thoughtful and even humorous responses after the fact and wished we responded that wayContinue reading “Take the pledge to combat idiocy”

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”