Thingish Things

Ca$hing in on Whitney

Wasn’t going to weigh in on Whitney Houston’s death, but this review of a ridiculous new book out on addiction got in the way of my plans.   The book, “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg, is the latest meme on “new” ways to deal with addiction — that is, alternatives to abstinence-based programs. […]

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New Jersey at Half Mast?

I really liked Whitney Houston.  And, as someone who knows the animal, I rooted as much as anyone for her to overcome her addictions. But flying the flag at half mast for her in New Jersey?  Governor Chris Christie has done a lot of things right as chief executive.  This isn’t one of them. 

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