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One Man's Fight Against Entropy
I’m a dented-tank kind of guy. I like fixing things, bringing them back from the dead or disrepair. I say dented-tank because when I bought my third motorcycle I had a choice - I could have bought a garage queen - a bike that lived its life under cover, rid...
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One Man's Fight Against Entropy
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Think Fast;
When I was in nursing school, a friend of mine was walking out of a class when he suddenly couldn’t speak, his left arm and leg stopped working. There were other students all around him, but they didn’t recognize what was happening and they kept asking him ...
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Ships Ashore
When I was growing up 200 miles from the ocean, my strongest memory of the coast was a rainy spring break when we came down to the beach. I remember walking around the Ilwaco boatyard looking at the old trawlers and dreaming. Out of the water, ships loom ov...
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It's the Prices, Stupid
There are a lot of problems with the US Healthcare system that prevent the ideal capitalist model from transferring its invisible-hand efficiencies to make us all well at minimal cost.  The most obvious problem is people rarely price-shop prior to purchasin...
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Stories of Those We Carry: Green Glasses
The sun was out - rare this far north on an early spring day. Visiting cousins from someplace else, you walked along the beach collecting shells and letting sand get between your toes. Letting the cold water exhilarate your young skin to life. As late after...
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New Life
Daffodils are stubborn optimists. They thrust their heads toward the sky when it is still frustratingly winter. A glancing sliver of sunlight between gunmetal clouds is enough to fill them with dreams of spring. Too often their butter-yellow heads are bowed...
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On Running, Run On
The First Mile is a Liar I am not fast. In high school, I got the nickname “Fast Eddie” because I was a sprinter. Short distances, I guess I was pretty fast. Fast enough to go to state on relay teams and in the 200 meters. However, it was well understood th...
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The fragmented US Healthcare system wastes billions just trying to collect bills.
Because the US healthcare system is a mess, it requires armies of people just to figure out who pays what. Those hours and hours of work are a tax on the system, making every interaction more expensive, according to a study recently published in the journal...
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St. Patrick's Day is a celebration of the contributions of immigrants in the face of a conspiratorial and anti-immigrant political movement.
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