So today is a holiday with which I was never allowed to participate. Oh, sure, we bought candy for all the little tykes that would bang on our door, but I wasn’t permitted to travel the streets. It wasn’t our holiday.
I was thrilled when I was reading a recent Business Week issue. It heralded the new developments of someone I used to know well. We travel in different circles now (he still resides in the Boston area and he still works with the respiratory system and its issues), so we’ve fallen out of touch.
It’s that time of year. The granting of the MacArthur awards and the Nobel Prizes. Which included 3 guys who were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for advancing the state of the art when it comes to circadian rhythms. And, the awardees didn’t devote their work solely to humans, but animals and plants, as well. (Amazingly, circadian rhythms affect disease susceptibility, growth rates- even the size of fruits that are grown.)
Today, I ‘ll discuss some of the upcoming changes to PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare) that are coming. Yes, I’ve brought some of them up– and because there’s a lot of information, I will continue this discussion tomorrow, too.
I remember the first time I came to DC. I was almost 4 years old.
My folks took me to the Smithsonian, the White House, the US Capitol, and the Washington, Lincoln, and Jefferson Monuments. And, I remember a most curious little house on the edge of the mall, near the Washington Monument. I thought it was for the Park Police. (It was then- but, then they abandoned it. It simply became the home for vagrants, until it was “locked up”.)