I have been hit by 3 cars in the past 36 months and those events are defining my life at this moment by virtue of the fact that my job, my insurance and my future was taken away by the simple and callous decision of a clerk working for an insurance company. For a savings of about $4000 to the insurance company I will be crippled for life. I think that insurance can be a great good, but that the current state of what passes for insurance in the USA is nothing short of criminal. While I continue to live my life to its fullest, that fullness is vastly curtailed and most of the activities that I loved to do are now denied to me due my paralysis.
Music, the arts, people, medicine, children, cooking, teaching, the environment, chocolate, Canada, and my wife. Always my wife.
Corporate welfare must end. People are more important than maximizing profits. The current environment, especially in the USA, of placing corporate profits ahead of everything and everyone will destroy the middle class, and that, friends, will be the end of egalitarianism. Having said that I wholly support policy that benefits and succors small business; the benefits of which would stay in our communities and with our citizens.
Music, inspiration, natural medicine, gourmet food, alternative energy, organic gardening, CSA's, building techniques, systems analysis.
Writing and poetry. I never share that part of my life with others.
I found this site totally by accident and love it. I have sent a link to every friend I have. It exemplifies the highest ideals of the internet; that we inspire, inform, and support each other. Kudos to TED.