Christmas Can Be Tough

Here is something for Christmas The holidays can be a little raw.  A little bit tough.  My childhood was a cross between living in Mayberry and The Brady Bunch.  You build up big expectations for Christmas when you are that age and your life is storybook. Nobody ever told me that it would not always […]

How Humility Will Make You Happy with Yourself

Being happy with yourself is an inside job. The six or so inches between our ears give so many of us big problems.  My goal for this book is to find a peace of mind that comes through humility.  For only in a peaceful mind can any happiness exist. A few of the humble adjectives […]

Thanksgiving Dinner Prose

  I went to a do gooder feast… The turkey was trimmed… All were dressed in their Thanksgiving garb…. Standing behind tin platters full of holiday food… I refused a name tag, I didn’t need to belong.   They didn’t really need me so I stood beside the door… I stood around waiting on the […]

Why American Healthcare is Not a Free Market System

    The reason the American Healthcare system is so expensive is because it is neither a free market system or socialized medicine. The best thing that the American Government could do for the American people is not to force upon us Socialized Medicine, but to instead force upon us a free market healthcare system.  […]

Privatization of Social Security will Help Solve Healthcare

  Imagine America had started with privatization of Social Security Act in 1935.  If we had, U.S citizens would feel no need to reform social security.  Instead they would feel rich and in control of their own destiny and the destiny of their families.  There would be no Trust Fund scheduled to reduce benefits by […]

The Winners and Losers in National Healthcare

  This is the third post in a series about reducing healthcare cost in America.  The first post is 10 Steps to Lower Healthcare Cost in America  and the second is The Fundamental Problems in America’s Healthcare System. You asked the average person in a country with socialized medicine if they like their country’s national health care […]

Fundamental Problem in America’s Health Care System

The Fundamental Flaw History The history of our current health care system is so important to understanding the cost control problem.  It was during the period of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s that shaped our attitudes toward healthcare. Medical care during that period was relatively inexpensive.  In the 1940s, group medical plans began to take […]

10 Steps to Lower Health Insurance Cost in America

Some good things start out as a conversation.  The following is a conversation about reducing health insurance cost in America.  We need it very bad and we need it to avoid a worse fate of socialized medicine.  In future posts I will describe the fundamental flaw in our current healthcare system and the fundamental flaw in a socialized one payer […]

We Used to Call them Drunks

  When I was a kid we didn’t use the word alcoholic when referring to someone who drank too much.  We called them a drunk.  We all knew who the drunks were…everyone did.  When someone mentioned Mr. Powell down the road the word drunk usually was coming before long.  And yes, Mr. Powell was usually drunk when you […]

You Can’t Take It with You

You can’t take it with you. So why do so many seem to try. The ideas we develop of ownership are often formed at a very early age.  By the time I arrived in the world, my grandfather owned a small cattle and vegetable farm in the foothills of the Appalachians in Northwest Alabama.  He […]

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