WHAT SUCKS TODAY? The High Cost of Drugs

WHAT SUCKS TODAY? The High Cost of Drugs

Talk about rubbing salt in a wound…I got a new prescription yesterday and–get this–the co-pay I had to fork over was $268.00 for a 30 day supply.  Now, the only reason I robbed a bank on the way to the pharmacy so I could pay for this medicine is that I would be one happy camper if it actually takes care of the problem that nothing else has seemed to.  So it could be a good news/bad news outcome.…

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LOST GENERATION…FOUND!

LOST GENERATION…FOUND!

Silent Found

I have often been accused of being aloof and sort of out of touch sometimes.  In fact, after a few years my one boss began making it a point of telling me things directly because I had built this reputation of “always being the last to know.”  After today I have decided that is an apt phrase to hang on me.  What happened today?  I found my generation.  I what?  Yeah, I found my generation.  I…

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WE WON WHAT? ARE YOU CRAZY!?

WE WON WHAT? ARE YOU CRAZY!?

MovingVan

My wife Rosemarie has developed a heretofore dormant desire to move. I am not sure if she is just in want of a little change like moving the furniture around, or if she is truly in dire need to reestablish our entire environment.  HGTV is not helping.  They are currently running two contests that Rosemarie is entering as often as possible. One is for some fancy foo foo two-thousand square feet…

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MY THOUGHTS ARE ON THE LOOSE…HERE THEY GO!

MY THOUGHTS ARE ON THE LOOSE…HERE THEY GO!

random

I think I shall ramble a bit on today’s post.  I was sitting in my thinking chair for only a few moments this afternoon so it was hard to get a coherent thought stream flowing.  We’ve had rain every day for what seems months.  It doesn’t last long; sort of like having mini-monsoons coming and going continually throughout the day and night.  So the weather has kept me inside without my thinking…

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YO! SHOW A LITTLE RESPECT FOR SELF-PUBLISHERS

YO! SHOW A LITTLE RESPECT FOR SELF-PUBLISHERS

RejectGraphic

Now that I consider myself a “seasoned” self-publisher (five books), I am growing more sensitive to the traditional publishing industry’s bias toward us DIYers.  I have my share of rejection letters, but no, I am not sour grapes.  I get it—there are a lot of us who can’t land an agent or publisher because the quality of our work doesn’t measure up to that of our traditionally published brethren.…

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MUST BE FALL…MR. GRUMPY’S HERE

MUST BE FALL…MR. GRUMPY’S HERE

bills

This is always my grumpy time of year.  Now right away some of my close acquaintances are saying they’ve never noticed any change in my demeanor since I am grumpy all year round.  But that is not the case.  I know I am grumpier in the last few months of the year because that’s when the big bills start rolling in.  And they just don’t come gently rotating so gracefully across the front lawn and…

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Day’s End on the Beach

Marco Island, FL

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I MADE A GROWING OLD CHART

I MADE A GROWING OLD CHART

cartoonMy father said it often and he could not have said it better or more succinctly.  He said:  “Growing Old Stinks.”   No, it is not particularly profound or insightful.  Yes, it is plainly put, simply stated and now that I can relate, probably the most accurate statement I can think of to describe what growing old is like.  True, there are some good moments, sort of, but growing old is a test for…

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3 weeks ago | 0

TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT, USE LESS WORDS!

Don’t think I haven’t noticed.  I’ve gotten back to writing postings that are lengthy—too lengthy.  You’d think I’d know better, but uh-ah. 

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TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT…WRITE LESS!

TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT…WRITE LESS!

Don’t think I haven’t noticed.  I’ve gotten back to writing postings that are lengthy—too lengthy.  You’d think I’d know better, but uh-ah.  You may find it hard to believe that I spent a gazillion years working in radio where I was taught to make my writing follow the rule 0f “3 B’s:” Brief, Bright and Brilliant!  Instead, lately it seems I’m stuck on the “3 D’s:” Decaying, Dreadful and Dull.  …

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