jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, December 3, 2008 - 8:00am

When I dislocated my kneecap on the baseball field, the emergency room doc in New London, Conn., literally laughed at my pain as he popped my knee back into place in a crowded hallway with no anesthetic.

When my daughter dislocated her kneecap while sporting around decades later, the ER doc in Fresno ensured she was absolutely giggling with pain meds before he realigned her knee.

I couldn't tell you what those docs charged my insurers for their respective talents, but the byzantine world of hospital billing is about to get even more bizarre.

jtaylor's picture
Monday, December 1, 2008 - 9:54am

Burning stress means don't burn the holiday turkey. And then let a long holiday weekend unfold, giving pause along the way.

  • Pooling resources: Millerton Lake looks like a prune in training -- how far must one hike to encounter water? And how is it, given how few the water hazards at Brighton Crest, that my return to golfing after two years still found me kerplashing in ponds and creek beds?

wholderman's picture
Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 5:09pm

...apparently there is a a bacon-flavored chocolate bar available in the United Kingdom at "Selfridges"-sold out in less than 48 hours. The unique creation, called "Mo's Bacon Bar", is made with chunks of applewood-smoked bacon combined with smoked salt and milk chocolate.

The food and restaurant director at "Selfridges" indicated that the strange combo is "...a real explosion of flavors...". and "...the execution is fantastic". Mmmm, chocolate has so many possibilities I suppose. High quality, exotic chocolate is becoming as desireable as a fine wine!

jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 - 11:18am

Fire up the computer. Hop on this web site and take the test. It's a lot more fun than smiling through gag-awful pumpkin pie and revolting (Detroit Lions) football --- and the results may silence the family blowhard who just won't let go of the November election results.

Be sure to check out the related news release at

wholderman's picture
Monday, November 24, 2008 - 1:57pm

...I'm sure many of you have a legendary story or two about Thanksgiving dinners gone wrong.