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October 2019

Identity Politics - Opinions and links

Identity Politics is the current buzz phrase for Labels. Like we need MORE of those. And yet, we use them all the time. They can help us find our tribe, I suppose; they can help define a search if you're looking for a forum online - say, RV travel, as an example. Or Gay, if you're on a dating site and want to limit the responses. But more and more,... Read more →

October 11, 2019 ~ More on enlarging group; Vaccines; topics; Mental Health

Six of us were present for this meeting. In Old Business we continued our discussion on adding members. Two new points were made, neither of which I had ever considered. LB told us that there would/could come a point at which the size of the group alone could cause her to self-censor. She appreciates the intimacy we now have and is concerned that too large a group could lose that... Read more →

"How Contemporary American Medicine is Testing Us to Death"

This is the subtitle of an article by Barbara Ehrenreich, published on April 9, 2019. I like her theory a little more every day... (Reprinting here in its entirety; no copyright infringement intended. This is solely the work of the author.) Barbara Ehrenreich: Why I’m Giving Up on Preventative Care In the last few years I have given up on the many medical measures—cancer screenings, annual exams, Pap smears, for... Read more →