Healthcare Hell: First Come, Last Served

We know the healthcare industry is broken, but one thing that has always been a mistaken mainstay in keeping our misbegotten minds and bodies in fit form — is the need to wade into an endless cesspool while attending a doctor’s office. Nay, the cesspool is not our infirm friends and brethren, but the very soggy pond in which we are all left to rot, in situ, for an appointment that shall never arrive.

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Do Mobile Phones Help or Hinder?

When I was growing up, people did not have mobile phones for the most part. It was something that occasionally was depicted in films — like the character of Sandy using his car phone in the film Stardust Memories. It never occurred to me that years later I would have a phone in my pocket that could not only make phone calls but also play games, let me write correspondance and so much more. Yet I wonder if in some ways, mobile phones aren’t also making things worse for us.

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