$20,000 hospital stay There was a 23-hour stay at the hospital. Afterward, we received a bill for over $20,000. There’s not much to say except we make just enough to not qualify for Medicaid, but can’t afford the best insurance...
Marriage & procreation One
of the main concerns expressed during the recent Supreme Court
deliberations concerning gay marriage was the view that the main purpose
of traditional marriage was procreation, and therefore the marriage of
same-sex couples was pointless and even invalid.
immediately thought of my own marriage of 23 years between a
postmenopausal female and a vasectomy recipient...
Irritating comment As
a foodie in a foodie area I was enjoying the “Best of” issue and making
plans to visit some new and exciting restaurants when I came across
“You know you’re from Northern Michigan when...”. I was looking forward
to the usual chuckles about snow, Subaru’s and the usual whatnot when I
came to the whenism “Everyone is white.”
Opposing biodiversity “Natural
diversity in ecosystems provides essential economic benefits and
services to human society—such as food, clothing, shelter, fuel and
medicines—as well as ecological, recreational, cultural and aesthetic
values, and thus plays an important role in sustainable development.”
-- Chevron’s Biodiversity Statement, April 2012, http://www.chevron.com.
Sadly, our representatives in Lansing reject such science-based wisdom...
note, it was Sleeping Bear Surf & Kayak named the Best Athletic
Gear Shop in Leelanau County in our recent “Best of Northern Michigan”
issue. An editing error mangled the shop’s name. Also, it was A. Papano’s Pizza chain that won “Best Restaurant Staff and Pizza” in Benzie County.