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jtaylor's picture
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - 3:54pm

Beware people who list themselves as "futurists." They can be wickedly fun, insightful and terribly wordy.


Case in point, Ian Morrison. I've heard him speak twice, and just finished reading a ridiculously long Power Point presentation he made at a California Association of Public Hospitals event (available at http://www.caph.org/conference/IanMorrison.pdf )


wholderman's picture
Monday, January 14, 2008 - 2:39pm

Well, it felt like it anyway. Have you ever driven out on Auberry Road up to Millerton Store? In a car, I never noticed the gradual and persistent uphill grade for approximatley 12 miles until my husband encouraged me to ride my new carbon-fiber bicycle (that is so light I can pick it up with one finger) with him yesterday. He has been encouraging me to stay fit, ride with him more, and has been gently challenging me to take some new paths.


jtaylor's picture
Monday, January 14, 2008 - 2:00pm

Five months and one day after blowing out my left knee at Hank Swanks driving range, I was back whacking Sunday -- just my irons, even after surgery and a leg brace, I'm still not ready to torque up my woods.


Speaking of having a shaky leg to stand on, California is not alone when it comes to having to dig huge divots out of its state budget.  The Washington Post said at least 13 states, including California, New York and New Jersey, are facing huge deficits, and another 12 states are also in trouble.


wholderman's picture
Friday, January 11, 2008 - 9:39am

.....irritability, temperament changes, biting questions, subjective assumptions, mood swings, bloating....well, it's not what you're thinking. The time of the month I'm referring to is the dreaded "month end close"!


jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 1:42pm

I can almost see February 14, touch it, smile at it. As long as I don't let my mind wander, all will be good.


But it does wander. What parts of health care will suffer in California's $14 billion budget deficit? Does it make sense to push a $14 billion health care reform proposal when you're dismantling the departments that would implement it?  Los Angeles Times columnist David Lazarus says it's time to alter or repeal Proposition 13, to save the state's finances and restore sanity.