Wednesday Morning Muses from here to there…

How do we manage to stay healthy in this season?

Yesterday at this time it was in the 30’s, the wind was out of the north. This morning it’s 67 and the wind is balmy and out of the south. My poor sinuses can not figure out what they need to do…

From my email…

Aquarius Horoscope for week of December 4, 2008

Aquarius (January 20-February 19)

What’s the healthiest, holiest rebellion you could launch, Aquarius? What would be the most constructive way to channel your longing to live in a more perfect world? How might you overthrow the status quo in ways that would so thoroughly enhance the greater good that even the people bent on preserving the status quo would benefit? Given the fact that you are in a phase when your trouble-making skills are dovetailing very nicely with your ability to bestow blessings, these are excellent questions for you to consider.

Free Will Astrology : Aquarius Horoscope.

Healthy, holy rebellion leading to trouble-making bestowal of blessings…you really have to like the sound of that…

Over the weekend this was in the Times…

Last week, in a small Wyoming town, I saw a family loading groceries into the nose of a gooseneck horse trailer, while the horses stood in the back, watching the shoppers coming and going in the parking lot. For all I knew, the horses had been to the grocery store many times. What struck me wasn’t the oddity of doing some shopping while hauling horses — I’ve done that myself. It was the way the scene pulled me out of my own life and into theirs.

Verlyn Klinkenborg – Noticing Elsewhere – NYTimes.com.

Has that ever happened to you? “It was the way the scene pulled me out of my own life and into theirs.” That one sentence made me sit up and say “yes”. I don’t know how many times something ordinary on the street would catch my eye and suddenly I would know exactly what was going on…Even when I really didn’t. But the connection was real…and intense. A real déjà vu kind of thing…Don’t you know?

Another headline that caught my attention over the weekend…

U.S. ‘Not Getting What We Pay For’ – washingtonpost.com.

Talk to the chief executives of America’s preeminent health-care institutions, and you might be surprised by what you hear: When it comes to medical care, the United States isn’t getting its money’s worth. Not even close.

Now anyone who has studied the statistics already knew this. As the article points out…

The United States today devotes 16 percent of its gross domestic product to medical care, more per capita than any other nation in the world. Yet numerous measures indicate the country lags in overall health: It ranks 29th in infant mortality, 48th in life expectancy and 19th out of 19 industrialized nations in preventable deaths.

The debate no longer is whether we need to fix the system. The debate now is how far do we go to fix the system. At least with a new administration, we will get that debate.

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2 thoughts on “Wednesday Morning Muses from here to there…”

  1. The only problem with the health care system is the governmental lobbyists and our elected body’s pockets being lined by the profiteering corporations who say, “vote no on change.”

    There is no fix for this outside of nationalization. But nationalization will increase the red-tape of an already slow system.

    We don’t need new health care we need a new country. Preferably a more direct democracy, where there are 400million pockets to line, not just 400.

  2. Really goes to show you the nut doesn’t fall far from the tree…Thanks son, I tend to agree. Just not so whole-hearted bombastically.

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