About me

Currently unemployed (possibly retired depending upon what the future brings), I am not to be confused with the guy who dispenses advice in Breakfast Smoothies. He is much more intelligent.

Too young for Medicare too old for anyone else to care; too rich for Medicaid, too poor to travel; I attempt gardening, hiking, biking, birding, canoeing, kayaking, and getting out of bed in the morning.

I don’t own a TV and have not watched regularly since 2006. (I also don’t own a dishwasher or a microwave.) And, I have not read a newspaper since about 2004.

I’ve lived in (from North to South) New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida; moved a lot.

My other website is a much more sophisticated and intellectual gardening site: www.emilycompost.com. (My original website is about compost. Now this. Could there be a pattern emerging?)

So far this is morphing into: Breakfast Smoothies (a fictionalized rant about the world) and a few other essays.

I am rewriting all of my Breakfast Smoothies as straight essays. So far:

Health Care (in the coming weeks):
Breast Cancer vs The Tornado – If it bleeds, it leads.
Breast Cancer Prevention – Prevention or Cure?
Breast Cancer Happiness – My take on “Pinkwashing”
(Im)Patient Registration – the most annoying part of the health care system?
Patient Names – who cares?
Health Insurance Bills – figure them out? (Next Week)
Nursing Home Noise – all quiet at the nursing home?
Remote Elder Care – Internet monitoring of nursing home.

I try to add an essay twice a week.  We’ll see how it goes.

Oh, and at least one other site had the good taste to publish one of my poems (here). Boomer Cafe focuses on baby boomers with active, youthful lifestyles.

Another thing. I have a poetry site: Wretched Rhymes of young Whippersnappers. Visit anytime.