Overview

Americans struggle with the idea — let alone the implementation — of paying for adequate health care. Annual “open enrollment” windows immerse us in day-long seminars at places of employment, or we face lengthy FAQs, “helpful” explanatory videos, and multi-page comparison charts as we attempt to select the best plan. “This one has a lower deductible, but higher monthly premiums. That one covers more acute conditions but has fewer “in-network” physicians and no HSA. Wait; what’s the difference between the FSA and the HSA again?”. Our peers in other countries express bafflement at how much of our personal income we…


Rudyard Kipling: Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know (New York: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1915) 14
Rudyard Kipling: Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know (New York: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1915) 14
Mowgli’s Brothers

In the original Disney “The Jungle Book” animated movie, Mowgli — though still a boy — has been living among the wolves for some time. He is even referred to as a “cub”; he attends the pack meetings and is generally recognized as a wolf. However, Shere Khan sees him as a man, or at least a man in the making, and vows to kill him. Never mind that Mowgli has never killed anyone, is considered part of the wolf pack, and has not even yet matured; he is Man, and all Men are killers. Shere Khan will not abandon…

Lucien & Cynthia Jacquet

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