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The Other Three Legged Stool

Saturday, September 7th, 2013, by

In our last post we revisited the time honored tradition of sourcing your retirement income from three solid streams of funding. Today we look at the non financial aspect of your lifetime goals…your physical well being, and how it too can be strengthened by three distinct disciplines. The goal, simply put, is to tightly compress […]

These Guys Just Don’t Have A Clue

Saturday, July 6th, 2013, by

By now you’ve heard the news…the latest retreat from full enforcement of the laughably named “Affordable Health Care Act”. For those of you who have learned to tune out the national discourse on this dismal piece of legislation, there was an especially onerous provision that mandated employer paid health care on every company that had […]

Disease Management: Our Failed Model For Health Care

Saturday, April 27th, 2013, by

I’m now listening to the second of my CD albums from Dr. Andrew Weil, and continue to be impressed with his extensive knowledge about our health care crisis. The first album was his comprehensive overview of our health system, and the current album deals specifically with our attitudes towards aging.  He’s able to articulate clearly […]

Wage Stagnation: It’s More Complicated Than You Thought

Saturday, April 13th, 2013, by

If there is a dominant theme underlying the malaise facing most working families, it’s the sense that they are losing ground economically.  It’s why the 99% so resent the 1%. One marker stands out…the relative stagnation of wages, which have hovered at, and recently under, the median $50,000 family wage level for over a decade […]

Dragging Health Care Into the Twenty-First Century

Saturday, April 6th, 2013, by

It’s amazing to think about how productive most businesses have become as a result of the innovations in information technology. Unless, of course, you are thinking of health care and education…the two core industries that will do everything they can to resist good management.   Both of these legacy industries are clinging to outmoded principles, primarily […]

Watching a Train Wreck in Slow Motion

Saturday, March 16th, 2013, by

When Casey Stengel was manager of the baseball Mets, back in their early and hapless formative years, he was heard to lament…”Can’t anyone here play this game?” Which is prologue for the unforeseen consequences that are now fully evident from the onset of Obamacare….actions that were predicted in full back in 2010 and now are […]

Losing Weight: Lessons Learned

Friday, December 14th, 2012, by

In last weeks post I was caught bragging on myself about all the weight I’ve lost in the past year and a half.  The emphasis was on life style change, in particular adopting an exercise regime that suited my needs and interests. There are, of course, two necessary components in losing weight.  Exercise more…and eating […]

Losing Weight: An Eighteen Month Journey

Friday, December 7th, 2012, by

Let’s start with the usual disclaimers.  Just because it worked for me doesn’t guarantee that it will work for you. And yet the fact remains..I’ve lost 38 pounds in the past year and a half…and more importantly,  show no indication of putting it back on as has happened so many times in the past. It […]