Monthly Archives: April 2011

Financial Reputations

Americas have a continuing love/hate relationship with government.  On the one hand we hate to be told what to do, but on the other we like to have someone in a neutral corner to arbitrate disputes in the interest of … Continue reading

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Little Things Mean A Lot

Speaking of Regular Recurrence Factors (RRF’s), as in my last post, I was having a frustrating time with my computer last December, fortunately a rare occurrence with my Mac.  As usual it wasn’t the computer’s fault, but that of my ISP … Continue reading

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The Regular Recurrence Factor

“Ain’t it awful?”, my life’s companion and domestic engineer asked.  She was referring to our electric bill which was about $95.  Why, she asked rhetorically, should it be so unreasonably high? Well, it has been inching up over the last couple … Continue reading

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Grace Under Pressure

The recent failure of a seam in the aluminum skin of a Southwest Boeing 737 jet is cause for reflection on how modern engineering affects our lives.  It has only been about a century that we have had airplanes, or … Continue reading

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Hello. This Is Your Doctor Returning Your Call.

Concierge medicine has the potential to provide the two essential elements missing in our health care system, that is, a way to hold down costs and a way to get people to pay it forward instead of waiting until they need … Continue reading

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It Isn’t Nice To Fool Mother Nature

Yet another article on vitamin D!  It was in USA Today (3/31/2011).  The headline proclaims that “One-third aren’t getting benefit for heart, bones”. For years I have been seeing warnings about not getting enough vitamin D, with particular concern for … Continue reading

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