Spotlighting The Black And Missing Foundation’s Commitment To Locating Missing Persons Of Color
Hillary Clinton was right about the “deplorables” — and about the end of Roe v. Wade. Still hate Hillary’s guts? Fine. But let’s admit that she saw all this coming — and way before the rise of Trump
The Roe v Wade Death Watch
But the Cancer Was “Indolent” — Doctors: Tread carefully when offering patients an optimistic outlook
What Is a Surgeon ‘Supposed’ to Look Like?
Instead of Travel Bans, Let’s Defeat Omicron Variant With Global Vaccination
Horse-paste enthusiasts are threatening hospital workers.
Dr. Oz Has A Long History Of Promoting Quack Treatments
Alden Global Capital, which has gutted newsrooms, desires to acquire
Lee Enterprises, the owner of the Glens Falls Post-Star as well as the Buffalo News and the Auburn Citizen
Barbados Bids Farewell to British Monarchy as It Becomes a Republic. It is actually the only country I’ve ever been in besides Canada and Mexico.
The End Game (dealing with Stuff)
Louis Vuitton Designer Virgil Abloh Dead From Cancer At Age 41. Abloh “chose to endure his battle privately” and underwent “numerous challenging treatments, all while helming several significant institutions that span fashion, art, and culture.”
How to Identify What You Enjoy. Arthur C. Brooks and Lori Gottlieb discuss the importance of fun and the cultural distortion of emotions as “good” or “bad”
College Students Write Children’s Book About Their Inclusive Friendship, Raise Awareness for Down Syndrome
Anne Rice, the gothic novelist who wrote ‘Interview with the Vampire,’ dies at age 80
Ken Levine remembers Shari Lewis, interviewing her daughter Mallory
Cara Williams, RIP
The Best of Trevor’s Accents – Between The Scenes | The Daily Show
Why younger people say ‘no problem’ instead of ‘you’re welcome.’
The history of the blinking cursor
Themself or themselves as a singular form? I’m leaning toward the former; cf yourself and yourselves.
A snowflake photo
The history of paintings of dogs playing poker
I never voted for the longtime Republican Senate leader. He was elected to the House in 1960 and the Senate in 1974. He became Senate majority leader briefly in 1980s, then in 1994.
Gerald Ford picked him as his Vice-Presidential partner in 1976, but they lost to Carter/Mondale. He was the unsuccessful GOP nominee for president in 1996 against the incumbent Bill Clinton.
But I didn’t find him loathful. His right arm was left permanently paralyzed from World War II, and that gave him some perspective, to help veterans and those with disabilities. He is the first “real” person, as opposed to an actor, to promote pills for erectile dysfunction. (So THAT was what ED was.)
In response to a post of mine about redlining, Bankrate wrote to me. “Although housing discrimination is an illegal practice, its impact remains in mortgage and lending practices. Our experts created a guide explaining the lasting effects of housing discrimination, how it impacts the mortgage industry, and how to combat these issues.” Here’s the link.
Subsequently, I read this. To prove lowball appraisal, Black couple ‘white-washes’ home—value rises by nearly $500K. The CBS News story referred to a 2018 Brookings report: The devaluation of assets in Black neighborhoods – The case of residential property.
Also, When a Hyundai is also the family home
The Racial Gap in Financial Literacy
Now I Know
The Road With a Toad-Away Zone and It’s Better to Be Afraid Than Embarrassed? and The Best Reason for a Delayed Flight? and Giving the Train a Slip and The Horse Hide
What’s It Gonna Be – REBECCA JADE: link and video
Jimmy Fallon, Ariana Grande, and Megan Thee Stallion release pro-booster It Was A Masked Christmas
November Woods by Arnold Bax
Mary Of Silence · Mazzy Star
Batman TV show theme sans the word “bat”
Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick – Ian Dury and the Blockheads, because
1. Sondheim would love that rhyme that’s spelled differently:
In the wilds of Borneo
And the vineyards of Bordeaux
Move their body to and fro
2. Someone is “in the wild”, but “in the wilds of” a place. Why IS that?
Michael Nesmith — considerably more than a Monkee — dies at 78; a loose salute
The Sting Interview by Rick Beato
Salon satire: Deleted scenes from “The Beatles: Get Back” we’ll never see
One thought on “December rambling: Tread carefully”
Roger, Merry Christmas! Today’s post – especially the “indolent disease” reference – really spoke to me. I’m a 16 year survivor of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, which is cancer of the lymph glands, and the terms indolent or slow moving cancer are often applied to CLL. From a patient perspective, you’d rather hear that diagnosis than one that says you’ve got two months to live, get your affairs in order! CLL, and many other cancers, impact other areas, for example, my immune system is not very robust, so I have to EXTRA careful about Covid or any other virus I come into contact with.
But know that every day is a gift, not guaranteed, and time to live life to the fullest. Best wishes!