A Perfect Storm
An article from Medical Xpress titled “Boomers will be spending billions to counter aging” spelled out the variety of ways that marketers are lining up to pitch an ever growing list of products and services to fight off the evidence that “baby” boomers are, in fact, rapidly approaching old age — a bitter pill for the Youth Generation. So cosmetic surgery, all kinds of creams and serums,...
Required Reading: Marc Andreessen on why software...
Marc Andreessen, co-founder of Nescape which brought us the first WWW browser and now co-partner in a venture capital firm, wrote a piece for the WSJ (yeah, the Foxified WSJ) titled “Why Software is Eating the World” that I think ought to be required reading for anyone concerned about the economy and about future careers and professions — ie, about everybody. In it he paints a reasonable...
Excellent article on stupid healthcare law... →
Study shows powerful corporations really do... →
You're an inspiration anyway!
Diana Nyad didn’t make it all the way from Havana to Florida…just 29 hours! An inspiration to me anyway.
London burning: Gives me deja vu
I remember the 11 urban riots in the US in the ’60s and ’70s. Frankly, I think we’re recreating the conditions for that again.
Swim, Diana, swim! I’m following the swim by Diana Nyad from Havana to Florida. I promise I won’t grumble today as I do my work-out at our local recreation center.
Israeli pocketbook woes awaken a dormant protest... →
Could we see this in US? I’d say, yes.
Analysis: Beyond debt woes, a wider crisis of... →
Good article about world-wide trends and how US troubles fit in.
Putting lifestyle and disease into perspective
“People who live to 95 or older are no more virtuous than the rest of us in terms of their diet, exercise routine or smoking and drinking habits, according to researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Their findings, published today in the online edition of Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, suggests that “nature” (in the form of...
Some dream on a different scale
Thinking of dreams (post below) reminded me of something else. The Indian company Tata got noticed a couple of years ago for introducing the world’s cheapest car, the Tata Nano, starting at just $2,500 for upwardly-aspiring Indians. Now Tata is demoing the Rs. 32,000, a 20 sq meter pre-fab home to go with those growing asperations. It can be put up in a week. It’s price is about...
I thought Broadway was the Street of Dreams
When I turned on my TV last Sunday morning to find out if debt Armageddon was still facing us, I found on a local station a promo for a designer-house fundraiser called “Street of Dreams.” Tickets to tour five million-dollar-plus designer homes were being sold to benefit charities. When I saw the homes I thought, “Whoa! Do these homes still represent the American Dream?”...
I was wrong
Yesterday I said the debt debacle was good because it stopped the flow of Casey Anthony drivel. WRONG! Last night as soon as the report on the House passing the debt thing was over, on came the report Anthony has to go back to Florida… At least it was on the entertainment news where it belongs. I live in the Pac NW. Think I’ll walk out my back door and go hunt for Bigfoot for a...