this week i

published on the health of next year's privatized medicare and prescription drug marketplaces

answered gettysburg college alum brendan's call, he said thank you, we spoke 52 seconds, glad he called.  impersonal campaign, our smiles masked

ask to turn off the fire hydrant.  the american media gave this president the space for his voice to amplify.  throw him out of office, then off of the front pages.  our society hasn't yet figured out the guardrails needed for electronic dialogue, and so corporations driven by click metrics created this diseased deluge.  de-escalate the presence of disinformation in our daily media algorithms.  remove the liars, the bullshitters from the front pages.  never hold microphones in front of someone who you don't believe unless you're allowed to ask questions after every statement.  no god above truth

enjoy a life born of the american experiment.  "bronx" sounds like the contestant lost a gameshow noise.  birds of mid-atlantic childhood sound like

recall my parents' cocktail hour restaurant in the etcetera nightclub.  benson ordered lunch, my father confused hollandaise sauce with vichyssoise

cooked salmon tacos, in town for the coda of their first life outside portland.  do you have a rolling pin?  if not, we'll use a bottle of wine

paraphrase mitch hedberg: "i used to be awkward.  i still am awkward, but i used to be, too"  will aliens wrap up 2020?  cooper's hawk hello

read about silo trespassers in university and our transactional world

harvard economist raj chetty..demonstrated that at elite universities there are more students today from the top one percent than from the bottom 60 percent

much of the chinese labor force is close to slave labor.  free unions are not permitted, and norms of compliance bind workers to enterprises; a troublemaker who protests abusive working conditions risks dismissal or arrest

as louis brandeis was said to have remarked, "we may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both"