this week i

published on the state of health insurance and medical need in the american south.

drove downtown and ate with some old friends, sure did.

must move through my career assuming i will be obsolete by forty.

found my github todo list.

bet the blizzard of 2016 destroyed a lot of new year's resolutions.

watch the pbs newshour most nights now.

wonder about sentience.  do we define it as the ability to learn - which includes life down to amphibians - or as some form of free will, where our own consciousness has evolved sufficiently to escape every impending action and reaction in the universe, the predestination of atoms bouncing off of one another?  seems conceited to assume the human animal alone has broken the inevitability of events.

never succeed at balance or moderation.  they appear failed avenues to excellence.