Us vs. Them

 Almost since Homo sapiens emerged, we have been single-mindedly focused on a us/them dichotomy to the point of violence and destruction of them. 

If A Drive Were A Matter

I feel an urge of unknowable source to write. Maybe not so much unknowable as unique to me. Where does that come from, and where is it going? As of yet, it doesn’t seem to matter what I write or if it is going anywhere if it can go at all. Matter in what sense indeed;…

THE TROUBLE WITH HUMANS

            We have entered a period of critical correction.  The natural processes of our planet have already made a substantial beginning towards a reaction to all of the damages that humans are causing. This natural reaction will continue to grow in strength until there is a balance between the harm we cause and the corrections…

FoOlIsh worDINess

CONCERN. A state of mind, mostly or completely unproved anecdotes and cultural myths, that will tend to make its holder caution, or worry, or surround the holders’ mind-set with an unclear and amorphous general trepidation. Concern can be a genuinely held belief, but it is also open to a wide range of drivers and motivations…

Pain and Medicine

I have assorted maladies, some severe and life-threatening others not so much, and their related effects. I don’t like the term, or believe that there is any such thing as a side-effect. I also have assorted pains related to my conditions, some quite severe and possibly debilitating, others moderate but aggravating. Pain is the reason…

Health for profit

To start off with, I am not a doctor, a nurse, lab tech, clinical support tech, or any other kind of recognized clinician. I worked in health care in acute care hospitals with clinicians of every stripe for over a decade. So, I do have a lot of exposure to almost every process of patient…

Is The Cost Of War Ever Questioned

So many countries of the Middle East are at war , whether it be against internal rebel or sectarian factions, or at war fighting ISIL and other violent anarchists. Syria, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan and South Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, and too many other nations suffer rebel, separatist, and terrorist attacks daily. The most obvious…

Is There Such A Thing As Global Morality

I am not a philosopher in any field. I am an observer of what I consider to be a global failure by the industrialized nations. Many of these nations and their people are better off than many others. We often live longer and have better quality of life than our predecessors, many of us are…

White Boy Privilege

If you are in the unfortunate few who have not heard of this poem, you should view any of its many versions on youtube or simply google it. Other comments are available at the twitter hashtag #whiteboyprivilege. This goes far, above, and beyond a poem contest entry by a 16 year old white boy. This…

Aspergers, Dementia, CHF, Cancer

To the degree that, for the years I have left, as long as I can survive the Congestive Heart Failure and Prostate Cancer, then I only have to acknowledge and do my best to mitigate the Aspergers and Pseudo-dementia. I am now in year 4 and approaching the beginning of year 5 of my CHF…

Aspergers Diagnosed At 60

After many years of lost jobs, fear and avoidance of social settings, knowing that my comments and two cents worth are often bizarre and unwelcome non-sequiturs I and my wife self-diagnosed my behaviors when I was 60. At first I denied her opinion and the facts. After significant research and taking some of the online…