Lapham’s Quarterly Winter 2013: Intoxication

The cover figure is a kylix (drinking cup). FINISHED!  Reading, that is.  In record time for me.  One month of reading and only a half month into the Jan-Mar winter quarter.  I usually spend the entire quarter intermittently reading this excellent literary compendium.  Now I will have time to investigate the noteworthy Fall 2011 issue The … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Winter 2013: Intoxication

Yet another book you must read: FREE MARKET REVOLUTION

Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand's Ideas Can End Big Government by Yaron Brook, Don Watkins This is an excellent book.  I approve its message. (It is presidential election season.) The book is a methodical, reasoned analysis of the self-inflicted big government altruism that is bankrupting us.  It offers logical steps to reclaim the good of free … Continue reading Yet another book you must read: FREE MARKET REVOLUTION

CAPITALIST SOLUTIONS – A Philosophy of American Moral Dilemmas by Andrew Bernstein

This is a dynamic, powerful book.  It is filled with in-your-face pull-no-punches logic and reason.  Oh these Ayn Randians (Bernstein has written and lectured with the Ayn Rand Institute for some time).  Do they never stop spouting about individual rights, freedom of choice and rational self-interest? It is a short book, 175 pages in hard cover … Continue reading CAPITALIST SOLUTIONS – A Philosophy of American Moral Dilemmas by Andrew Bernstein

Do you have time…? (Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2011: The Future)

Does time have you? Do you care? A friend and his references to the Fall 2011 issue of Lapham's Quarterly THE FUTURE, as well as a night in the hospital recently, got me thinking about my mortality. As I've grown older, retired, and plotted my potential income and expense for the rest of my potential … Continue reading Do you have time…? (Lapham’s Quarterly Fall 2011: The Future)

NYT Slams Obama Administration!

If this isn't a harbinger of doom for the anointed one's 2012 re-election then nothing is. In two separate articles (one 'reporting', the other 'editorial, though it's often hard to tell the difference in this publication) the New York Times criticized (yes, actually CRITICIZED) the Obama Administration.  (For those of you in Rio Lindo, this … Continue reading NYT Slams Obama Administration!

“I’m WALKIN’ here!”

"I'm WALKIN' here!" - Ratso Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman) in the movie Midnight Cowboy, as he's walking, with a limp by the way, through traffic in New York City. Well, "I'm walkin' HERE!". For the first time in 54 days my left foot is touching ground while I walk. What a novelty! I'm phasing in weight-load … Continue reading “I’m WALKIN’ here!”

Can Wal-Mart Make Us Healthier?

Can Wal-Mart Make Us Healthier?   "How the company's plan to cut salt, sugar and fat from its food might affect our diets." Food for thought.  🙂 "Wal-Mart, which sells more groceries than any other company in the country, has announced a plan to reduce sodium and and sugar in many of its packaged foods, and … Continue reading Can Wal-Mart Make Us Healthier?

‘Symbolic?’ repeal of Health Care bill

Symbolic indeed.  Republicans FINALLY stuck to their principles for once.  What a novel idea. The New York Times portrays the recent House vote as symbolic: House Votes for Repeal of Health Law in Symbolic Act The Wall Street Journal portrays it as historic: The Repeal Vote Noteworthy is that the House vote to pass the … Continue reading ‘Symbolic?’ repeal of Health Care bill

I (DO NOT) have prostate cancer (ANYMORE)

Ref my previous posts, I have prostate cancer, post #1 and I have prostate cancer, post # 2, I no longer have prostate cancer. I had a DaVinci Robotic Radical Prostatectomy (removal of the cancerous prostate gland) last Tuesday 29 Sep. The pathology report (which I haven't seen the details of yet) came back after … Continue reading I (DO NOT) have prostate cancer (ANYMORE)

What’s up with Weight?

My weight.  Hopefully it’s not UP but still DOWN.  This is an update to my previous blog\diary of my weight loss this year (same blog, different sites):ONCE THERE WAS A WEIGHTONCE THERE WAS A WEIGHTONCE THERE WAS A WEIGHT How am I doing, and what works?  Short answer:  After 6 months of dieting I’m maintaining … Continue reading What’s up with Weight?


Not anything I have, thank goodness, but we all know some people that have had cancer of some kind, and many of them died from it.  M’lady’s brother died of renal cell carcinoma (kidney) in March, after a miserable but valiant struggle for 2 ½ years after a (high) stage 4 diagnosis spread to his … Continue reading CANCER, DEADLY CANCER