A modest incentive

I believe current Federal policy covers medical costs for COVID-19 testing and treatment. If we slightly adjust such policy such that only vaccinated or those allergic to ingredients or medically ineligible are covered, then I think perhaps it might be another incentive to get vaccinated. Of course, this should go into effect after the FDA… Continue reading A modest incentive

Brainstorming Ebola under America First

Saw a story that got me wondering what the reaction would be under the current president if the test had come back positive. An unidentified patient who was kept in isolation at a Philadelphia hospital while being tested for Ebola has been confirmed as not infected with the deadly virus. Thoughts and prayers? That seems… Continue reading Brainstorming Ebola under America First

TED Talk: The secret to living longer may be your social life

As a self avowed loner, this research showing personal connections are important to a long life bothers me. I had hoped that Cacioppo’s writing in Loneliness that we each have differing levels of engagement that are necessary would apply. Having a lower threshold might protect against depression, anxiety, and suicide that plague men. Pinker seems to be saying that having… Continue reading TED Talk: The secret to living longer may be your social life

Mixed Antigens

Reading The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature, it made me happier that I am probably more disease resistant than my peers due to having very different antigens due to my mixed heritage. One of my hopes was that more mixed kids would be born making society healthier. This helped me realize though that… Continue reading Mixed Antigens

Resolution Progress 2016: First Quarter

  Read 75 books. I should be at 18.75 read by this point. So, 18 is pretty good. Hit 25,000 pages. I should be at 6,250 pages read, so my 6,270 is on pace. Finish series already started. I finished the Millennium series (one book) and make progress on both the Robot and Expanse series (4… Continue reading Resolution Progress 2016: First Quarter

Paleo Sleep

Several people I know talk about having sleep issues. One of the highly cited things of late is that the blue light from our electronic devices messes with our brains to reset the Circadian rhythm making us fall asleep later. Even I use f.lux to change the light of my computer to a warmer tone just… Continue reading Paleo Sleep

Resolutions 2015

One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: ‘To rise above little things’. ― John Burroughs Read 52 books. Yeah, I know. In 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014, I read more than this same exact amount. I like the number because it is a book a week. Read 50% by female authors. After reading… Continue reading Resolutions 2015

Resolution Progress 2014: End

This year was a mixed bag. Sorry for the lack of updates. Read 52 books. Today, at the end of the year, I should be at 52 books read. I reached that point back on October 12th. (A few days earlier than last year.) My total for the year is 74. (142%) SUCCEEDED. 30 need to be… Continue reading Resolution Progress 2014: End

Lost Weight

I suspect people are just being nice when they ask if I have lost weight. A normal person wants to and feels pleased when others notice. So it is a safe thing to ask. Except I do the mental calculations of when was the last time I saw the person, where I was on the… Continue reading Lost Weight