Monthly Archives: October 2011

Striking It Rich In Galena?

The practice of medicine continues to be a lucrative business, at least for some doctors. Only yesterday I posted about how medical insurance, unlike car or life insurance, is little more than passing on budget-killing costs to an increasingly needy … Continue reading

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Insurance

Most people are familiar with how life insurance works. Accountants and executives devise contracts and using statistics, they bet you live, at least until they break even. And if they can improve on your chances of living longer than average, … Continue reading

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Genius

What is genius? Here is an assortment of opinion from Wikipedia: Genius is something or someone embodying exceptional intellectual ability, creativity, or originality, typically to a degree that is associated with the achievement of unprecedented insight. – Introductory sentence to … Continue reading

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To Follow A Star

How do people decide what to do for a living? This question was prompted by a post from my blogging friend, Indiana Jen, a post in which she relates how Florida governor Scott disparaged anthropology and other liberal arts degrees … Continue reading

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A Matter of Viewpoint

The Joplin Globe editorial page this morning presented a remarkable contrast of opinion regarding the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. The Globe printed a previous blog post by liberal blogger R. Duane Graham, a post in which he evaluated Republicans’ reactions. … Continue reading

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Speaking Of War

Speaking of war, here are some recent news leads to ponder: “Nearly 20 percent of the more than 2 million troops who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from mental health conditions, according to a new report.” “The Navy … Continue reading

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Hunkering Down

I got an email from my fellow blogger Anson Burlingame today, and I want to thank him for inspiring this post. He drew my attention to a new development in the U.K.’s part of the global financial crisis. Calling this … Continue reading

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