What's Going On Here?

There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.

Monday, June 5, 2017


As I have said, I would rather have a nightmare and wake up and realize it was just a dream than have a good dream and wake up and realize it was all imaginary.  That is especially the case with Dream Land:  The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic.  Don't we all wish that this was just a nightmare. Last year I officiated at the Homecoming service of a young man who was my brother's friend growing up.  He had a long battle with heroin.  
What frustrates me a great deal about this whole horrible nightmare of the proliferation of heroin use and deaths is that now it is happening to white, middle class people, there is media attention.  That is truly upsetting.  All lives matter, they do.  
The other thing that really frustrates me is the fact that it really is all about money.  Big pharmaceutical companies and their greed.  This book is excellent and a must-read.  

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