jtaylor's picture
Friday, March 14, 2008 - 10:49am

Thought about taking a trip to Vegas. But not much into the gambling, drinking scene. And tickets for Bette Midler's show, the few left, were going for about $250 apiece.

Fortunately, if I want a mix of risk, puzzlement and blinding flashes of light, all I have to do is look at the news. For example, in Oregon, the uninsured had a chance recently to enter their names in a lottery. The prize: being allowed to apply for coverage under the Oregon Health Plan.

wholderman's picture
Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 10:07am

I recently attended the American College of Healthcare Executives of the courses I attended was a sober reminder of the importance of standardization, following procedures and protocols, and scripting.

What was most interesting were the comments about the most mundane and routine procedures being the most vunerable because we're all possibly too comfortable and relaxed....we can do the procedure "in our sleep" so to speak.

jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 10:05am

Whether you're touristing or lobbying in DC, staying at the Mayflower (officially, the Renaissance Mayflower), hardly serves up the hormonal rush that helped lead to New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's downfall.

jtaylor's picture
Monday, March 10, 2008 - 9:40am

This is what ticked me off. Marketers are reviving the icon of Speedy Alka-Seltzer, the old water-bubbling stomach tonic made famous decades ago with such slogans as " Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh, what a relief it is ... I can't believe I ate the whole things ... Try it, you'll like it."

wholderman's picture
Saturday, March 8, 2008 - 7:22pm

My husband came home one day (a couple of years ago) after picking up a few items at a local home improvement warehouse store. He shared with me that he was roaming around the store looking for the things on his list and while he was loading some merchandise onto his cart, a man approached him and without even asking if my husband worked there, just began rattling off a list of questions like: "where would the needle-nosed pliers be", and such.