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5 years alcohol-free

Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen

I realized, this morning, that I am passing 5 years of being alcohol free. In November 2009 I came down with a bout of acute pancreatitis.  As I was being treated for that, my GP told me that I could no longer drink alcohol.  Frankly, I didn’t believe him, but pancreatitis was not pleasant, so […]

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Should I have had to mortgage the house?

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Math and Science, Politics and Activism

Right now, in the USA, there is a big debate going on about whether or not it is time to bring some level of socialized medicine to that country. On one side of the debate are the more liberally inclined folk who believe that people shouldn’t die in the street or lose their life savings […]

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