In this quick tidbit recorded in my car (so yes, I apologize for the road noise, but I tried to minimize it as much as possible), I talk about decaying small towns, the holiday season and what it means to me and why are people Continue reading →
I was sitting at lunch with my fellow co-workers one day and we were talking about how we handled the snacks in our organization. Snacks? Yes, snacks. For many companies, that is handled by vending machines, which make a huge frickin’ profit on the unsuspecting patron. Our company decided to purchase the snacks and sell them to the inmates, I mean, employees, at cost. Great idea!
Recent reports have stated that a mere 51,000 people have signed up through the ACA marketplaces. That’s a projected 2 million by the 6 month deadline, a meager drop in the bucket of the 30+ million uninsured Americans that the law is supposed to help cover.
There is disparity in the costs of the various plans in each state and what the federal government will be forced to subsidize. In Georgia, someone who earns at the 100% poverty level ($11,490) will pay only 2% of their income for health care. That amounts to about $19 per month, with the federal government picking up the tab for the rest. A medium level plan in the state of Wyoming will run $743 per month. Take out the $19 that the enrollee will pay and that leaves $724 per month that the federal government is required by the ACA to cover – to the tune of $8688 per year.
If you’re like me, you visit a wide variety of websites each day to keep up with what’s happening in the world or to just teach yourself something interesting. Many of these sites charge nothing for the content they provide. So how does someone afford to spend their time, either part-time or full-time, producing new and interesting content on a consistent basis?
It’s the first of September and we’re well on our way to fall and hopefully a colder than normal winter here in South Georgia. This is Labor Day weekend, roughly two weeks after the passing of my dad. In this MBL, I reflect on his death, his life, what he wanted Continue reading →
I posted an update to my status last night on Facebook that dealt with the deluge of sports related, specifically football, updates in my newsfeed. I’ve included an audio update about this, but below is the embedded post from Facebook (when the embed works, otherwise click the Post link below to see the post).
I found myself in my studio today and I just had some things I needed to get off my chest. Based on an idea from my lovely wife, I decided to call these rants One Angry White Guy. Nothing racist about the title – I’m a white guy, plain and simple.