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a complicated densely-packed clusterfuck

A friend asked me why I hadn’t written anything about the clusterfuck taking place in Ferguson, Missouri. I’m a criminologist, after all — or used to be. 577 more words

Current Events

Will Social Security survive beyond 2033?

The Millennials don’t think Social Security will be there for them; that’s the bad news. The good news is that this group appears to be better utilizing their 401k plans; saving more and saving sooner. 247 more words

Observations On Life

Preparing for health insurance open enrollment

I am preparing a series of posts containing tips for your annual health benefits open enrollment. It doesn’t matter if you receive health insurance through your employer, through an Affordable Care Act Exchange, on your own or through Medicare, there are certain decisions that you must make. 67 more words


Icarus, Compassion and Forgiveness

“The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska     

At some point in every human life, we will be hurt.

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The Lost & Found

"Mork" On Loneliness

For several hours now, the internet has been plagued by the news of Robin Williams’ death. The authorities declared that it was a suicide- apparently, the funny man has been dealing with depression and substance abuse for several years now. 526 more words

Bubbly Babbling

Avalere Health : Few Medicare Beneficiaries Receive Comprehensive Medication Management Services

Read it and weep. Another example of grand ideas and good intentions gone unfulfilled. What is most disturbing is that there are scores of similar initiatives to manage health care costs within the Affordable Care Act all of which are being counted on to make health care “affordable” and to raise the quality of care. 278 more words


Floating not flooding: Adeyemi's 'Ark-ademy'

Photos © 2014 NLÉ

And what is this extraordinary structure?

Why, a floating school of course. It is also a prototype building created by Nigerian-born architect, Kunle Adeyemi  and his Amsterdam-based company NLÉ. 591 more words

Tish Farrell Writer