A Graphic Guide to the Sequester – ProPublica

Wondering what “The Sequester” is? What the cuts mean where you live?  Here’s a fairly simple guide that I’ve found useful today.  I hope you will also.

A Graphic Guide to the Sequester – ProPublica.

How Mom’s Death Changed My Thinking About End-of-Life Care – ProPublica

I’ve experienced having to care for and participate in the decisions surrounding the last days of my Father-In-Law, and more distantly and quietly, my Mothers desire to live out her natural life at home with no care beyond being made comfortable and loved. These are hard, hurting moments, and the real passion to do whatever is necessary regardless of reality, from my rear-view mirror, is best addressed beforehand.

My parents made it easy for me. They wish simply to live out their existence peacefully. If it comes to having to be “kept” alive, the answer is flatly, no.  It’s still hard to live with.  But it’s better to be sitting and contemplating a life that ended as it began, versus having to relive or second-guess decisions made.

This piece primarily addresses the question of costs associated with prolonging life and how it impacts upon the Medicare/Medicaid system, but draws on the most intimate personal experiences while doing so.

SO worth the time to read.

How Mom’s Death Changed My Thinking About End-of-Life Care – ProPublica.

Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud

Is knowing obsolete? 

Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud | Video on TED.com.

Wonderful Lenten Preaching Series For Every Seeker

I don’t care if your Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, etc.;  a “none”, or even agnostic or atheist. If you’re open to ideas centered on a Higher Power (or open to learning about those of us who are), these talks may be of value to you. I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I do.

Lenten Preaching Series.

Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us | TIME.com

A LONG, yet thoroughly engrossing piece of reporting on medical bills.  The Daily Show piece just touches the surface.  Worthy of Instapaper space. Check it out.

Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us | TIME.com.

To This Day Project

I shared this video earlier today on Facebook.  This is a link to the project page from which it was born.  Please visit, watch, and share.  If you know teachers or school administrators who need to see this, send it to them.  It’s important.

To This Day Project.