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Gronkowski is a child, a bully, and a moron wrapped into one

Gronk…Gronk…Gronk…I have been a New England Patriots fan for a while. I moved to the Boston area about ten years ago in pursuit of the woman I love, and even though I left that area for Dallas where I now reside, I have remained a Patriots fan. 183 more words

HEMP - A lot more useful than I thought part 1 of 5

I have been digging into a variety of industries lately for some reasons I can’t really share. One that keeps coming high up on the list (pun intended) is the HEMP industry. 371 more words

What the hell is in a pop tart?

My wife had a blog for a while trying to explain what is in the prepared foods we seem to be obsessed with.  She is a Chemical Engineer, and a mom of three. 1,097 more words

Race War or Police War while we wait for Star Wars?

I try to stay informed, watch the news, read articles, and know what is going on in the world. I see a lot of arguments about “false news,” or “pay attention to this group, not that groupo because they have some kind of mental disorder,” and frankly I’m sick of it. 598 more words

Politics

Writing, The Book and Entertainment Business, What is Going on Around Here?

I have been on this earth for 45 years (give or take a few months).  Perhaps it is just my approaching (ok in the) middle age but I am noticing a few things about the entertainment industry. 555 more words

Paid sick time for Portland, please.

Consumerism elevates the standards set for customer service professionals to a level harboring at or near absolute perfection. One slight deviation from expected practices or outlandish demands can often result in a lot of huffing and puffing until the all-important consumer adequately feels their grievances have been redressed. 523 more words

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Insurance Companies and the ACA Versus my Son and Autism

I was under the (insert sarcasm here) impression that when the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) was passed all of our lives when dealing with health insurance would improve. 1,062 more words