Lab Notes: On the Future of Medicare, the Baseball Diet, and the Fountain of Youth

A short stack of musings from recent news in healthcare: What’s the prognosis for Medicare? At the ballpark, what’s the best alternative to peanuts and Cracker Jacks? What’s the contemporary version of the fountain of youth? Medicare returns to the news once again, via the budget proposed by the White House. The prognosis? A 10%… Read More

The economy of feedback

I’m kicking the tires–or maybe the table legs of my desk is a more apt metaphor–on another book. It’s a baseball project, and I am sending out queries to agents. Soon thereafter, I receive rejections akin to “Dear John” break-up letters, and some offer astonishing clarity: “it has been determined that Mr. X will not… Read More