Something Pithy Here

"Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop." -- The King of Hearts

I'm an adopted Texan. As they say, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" I post pictures and opinions as suits my mood, mostly because I can. Hooray Internet! 

So far I have three blogs here. By the Way is the oldest. I started it in 2003. I lost a couple of years to Vox because I was too lazy to bother to export when they shut down. I consider it an exercise in accepting impermanence. When I followed my husband to Singapore for his first expat assignment, I started (T)expatriate: A Southern Girl in Singapore. That covers 2010 and 2011, give or take. Next came Oslo, and (T)expat 2: Norwegian Boogaloo,  in 2012. Now I'm back home, and back on By the Way.

Pix live on Flickr. I toss links out on Twitter when I feel like it. I'm still not sure what to do with G+ but I kinda like it.

 

Free Market Eyeballs

Found this post making a case for less regulated health care (via GeekPress). The Thanksgiving Lesson post on the same site is also interesting (takes a bit of work to digest the Olde Grammare in the citation, but it's worth it.)

Maybe this is a reach, but these comments seem to me to fall in the same category of "aha!" that Dave Ramsey's "pay for everything with cash and you'll THINK a lot harder about what you really need and want" attitude. We appreciate things that we work for and earn*. And when we have to spend our hard-earned cash on something (like Lasik) and it's not covered by insurance, well, we're not going to get the procedure until we think it's worth the price. And the providers have to figure out what our price is and meet it or go out of business. (Of course, you could be like me and just be too chicken to do it, no matter how cheap it gets. That's different ;-)

* Of course we ALSO appreciate gifties! I'm not trying to dis Santa here....

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