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See WE CAN all just get along!
~~dru~~

The Last Of The Millenniums

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IF YOU CAN’T SEE THE BRIGHT SIDE

MAYBE IT IS TIME TO POLISH THE DULL

 

CatWashing~~dru~~

Found it FOR ONCE.
~~dru~~

bluebird of bitterness

Somewhere in the midst of what appears to be a convention of Star Wars aficionados, a panda is lurking. See if you can find it.

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“Brain freeze is the worst form Of insanity

or A gentle reminder That paper cuts suck”

Thus spake Sheldon

brain-freeze~~dru~~

Need to get your ducks in a row regarding ACA, this short post can’t be beat. ~~dru~~

musingsofanoldfart

Now that the AHCA effort by the President and Republican majority has fizzled, it would be appropriate to step away from the rhetoric and ask a few questions about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). I would also suggest you may not want to listen only to politicians on this as I have learned the health care awareness of politicians is not as high as we need it to be and some are more interested in optics than impact.

The questions and answers have been provided by a retired benefits actuary, consultant and manager for a Fortune 500 company.

Question 1: The ACA is: (a) undergoing a death spiral, (b) a disaster and will implode, (c) doing well in a number of places, but needs help in a few others.

Question 2: The reasons for rising costs under the ACA are: (a) adverse selection where more bad risks are signing up than good…

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wolf

Last line translation from La Mort du loup

THE DEATH OF THE WOLF
“To groan, weep or pray is the coward’s disgrace.
Accomplish with energy all that you face
And follow the path that your fate will supply,
Then suffer as I did, and silently die.”

History is a novel whose author is the people. -Alfred de Vigny, poet, playwright, and novelist (27 Mar 1797-1863)

Although Vigny gained success as a writer, his personal life was not happy. His marriage was a disappointment; his relationship with Marie Dorval was plagued by jealousy; and his literary talent was eclipsed by the achievements of others. He grew embittered. After the death of his mother in 1838 he inherited the property of Maine-Giraud, near Angoulême, where it was said that he had withdrawn to his ‘ivory tower‘ (an expression Sainte-Beuve coined with reference to Vigny).  There Vigny wrote some of his most famous poems, including La Mort du loup and La Maison du berger. Proust regarded La Maison du berger as the greatest French poem of the 19th century.  In 1845, after several unsuccessful attempts to be elected, Vigny became a member of the Académie française.

In later years, Vigny ceased to publish. He continued to write, however, and his Journal is considered by modern scholars to be a great work in its own right, though it awaits a definitive scholarly edition.  Vigny considered himself a thinker as well as a literary author; he was, for example, one of the first French writers to take a serious interest in Buddhism. His own philosophy of life was pessimistic and stoical, but celebrated human fraternity, the growth of knowledge, and mutual assistance as high values. He was the first in literary history to use the word spleen in the sense of woe, grief, gall, descriptive of the condition of the soul of modern man. In his later years he spent much time preparing the posthumous collection of poems now known as Les Destinées, for which his intended title was Poèmes philosophiques. It concludes with Vigny’s final message to the world, L’Esprit pur.

source: Wikipedia

PROMPT: Spring & Fresh

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i wish i was young

so fresh thoughts and ideas

spring from my mind’s well

~~dru~~

  • Definition:  FOR WANT OF A BETTER ALTERNATIVE, FOR LACK OF SOMETHING BETTER ~~dru~~
  • reflection