The State Of The Union

I am not going to rehash President Biden’s State of the Union Address.  You either watched it or not.  You either liked it or not.  Where you stand on this likely depends on where you sit. However, I would like to comment on both the Republicans’ and Democrats’ behavior surrounding the President’s speech. Republicans A … Continue reading The State Of The Union

The Price of Politics

I invite you to read the story  Washington Post - Anti-Vaxx Story about a man named Chris Crouch and his “terrible choice.” His pregnant wife Diana was hospitalized with Covid, and both baby and mother were at risk.  Being pregnant was putting additional stress on Diana’s body, and it was unclear if she would survive … Continue reading The Price of Politics

Truth, Justice, and The American Way

A former journalist, Yossi Halevi, recently said that, during his career,  the overriding objective of journalism has shifted from truth to justice.  The difference being that truth is supposed to be objective while justice, specifically social justice, is most decidedly subjective. Moreover, one’s stand on “justice” depends on where one sits.  If I am an … Continue reading Truth, Justice, and The American Way

I Read The News Today, Oh Boy.

Let’s get this out of the way first.  I am partisan.  Trump was a terrible President, is a terrible person, and is a danger to our country’s values and Constitution.  I think the same of his enablers and his followers. Joe Biden is an OK, not great President.  He has overseen an economy with the … Continue reading I Read The News Today, Oh Boy.

What The F%$#?

By now, you would’ve had to been hiding under a rock not to have heard about the hostage situation at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas where a man, claiming to be homeless and needing shelter, gained entrance to the building.  Malik Faisal Karam, a British citizen, arrived in this country on December 29, and … Continue reading What The F%$#?

Household Accident

So here is what happens as I grow old. In addition to simple aging and because of my past medical history, along with progressive arthritis in ankles and knees, and two bum shoulders (one a torn rotator cuff, the other a surgical repair after multiple dislocations and separations) as well as potential neurological damage due … Continue reading Household Accident

Now, You Are The Actuary

I have noticed, and do not like, a disturbing trend – and that is the transfer of either the work or the risk (and often both) to the consumer.  As the world gets more complex and choices (and consequences of choices) multiply, the accompanying knowledge needed to make a good decision is becoming more arcane … Continue reading Now, You Are The Actuary