Corona Takes

Corona Takes Where from? Let’s get started. Might as well pull the bandaid off. You can go ahead and file under conspiracy theory if you want but no one else has put forth a better origin tale. Early on it was confirmed that the novel virus that continues to plague us in so many ways […]

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Food or Faux?

Food or Faux? by Michael Braunstein When Whole Foods founder and CEO John Mackey pulled a Mitt Romney-style move in creating a faux online identity in order to hector critics of his company, his motives and clarity of thought became suspect. Under pseudonym identity “Rahodeb”,  Mackey left scores of postings in a Yahoo finance chatroom […]

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Analog Man in a Digital World

Analog Man in a Digital World by Michael Braunstein It didn’t have to be this way. We didn’t have to be so polarized, so binary, so coarse, so granular. But we made it happen like this because of who we are. We are the only species in existence that works day and night trying to […]

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Build the Wall

Build the Wall by Michael Braunstein Okay, the immune system isn’t really like a wall. It’s not designed to be impervious. It’s more like a moat. With a moat, you know intruders are going to breach. It’s just that you want them to be susceptible to the real defenders when they do get inside. But […]

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Vision of a Blind Man

A Blind Man’s Vision by Michael Braunstein Do you wear glasses? According to the group called the Vision Council of America, 75 percent of us do. Take that number with a big grain of salt since that “council” is an organ for the optical industry that makes glasses and “vision correction” lenses. Which brings up […]

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Luxury You Can’t Afford

Luxury You Can’t Afford by Michael Braunstein There’s a scene early in the movie Fifth Element. Planet Earth is being threatened in the 24th Century by a galactic ball of ominous energy thousands of miles in diameter bearing down from the deep reaches of outer space. It is a ball of pure evil. But our […]

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