Healthcare Mythology 101: Socialized Medicine?

I’d like to talk about mythology. Not Greek mythology or Norse mythology, but American Healthcare mythology. In his book, The Healing of America, TR Reid listed a number of healthcare myths he had busted in the course...

Media and Race Bias—Is that a thing?

Just stumbled across an article on media race (ethnic) bias on DailyKOS that I found thought-provoking. Let me say right off the bat that I’m not sure what to do with the term “race” since it’s basically...

New Release from Book View Cafe: THE SPIRIT GATE

December 16, 2014, Book View Cafe releases THE SPIRIT GATE, an alternate history / fantasy by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff. What’s it about? Well, magic and faith and political intrigue and I can’t say more without...

Guests of Honor at Windycon 42

I can now announced that Jeff and I will be Guests of Honor at WindyCon 42, which will be held Nov. 13-15, 2015 at the Westin Yorktown in Lombard Illinois. Here’s the linkage: www.windycon.org. We’re pleased to...

Ferguson, Staten Island and National Triage

National leaders and would-be leaders are weighing in on who’s to blame for the high profile deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner, among others. In Brown’s case, a law enforcement officer shot the young...

The Healing of America: Healthcare 101

In his book The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper and Fairer Healthcare, journalist T.R. Reid does what I had hoped for some time that our national leaders would do: he undertook to...