I am an insomniac……constant pain keeps me awake and on the computer….plus I do drink a lot of coffee….remember a for years ago coffee was the leading cause of liver ailments?  Then another report comes out and tells me that coffee has no bad side effects when drank in moderation….and the tug of war goes on…..Is coffee good for you? Well, if you’re reading this article with your phone in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other, we have some fantastic scientific news for you about the potential health benefits of coffee.

Researchers funded by the American Heart Association and the University of Colorado School of Medicine say they’ve uncovered an association between increased coffee consumption and better heart health.

In fact, the link was so strong that for every additional cup of coffee people drank, their risk of suffering heart failure or stroke went down 8 percent, compared to non-coffee drinkers. Here’s the study, the context, what it tells us–and where more research is needed.

If that news does not appeal to you maybe this one will…..

It’s eight in the morning and you can barely keep your eyes open, much less engage in the activities that constitute productive participation in the glorious neoliberal machinery of our economy. Maybe it’s because of the sleep you gave up to spend hours gazing through a rectangular portal into a glowing, bottomless pit you were lured into by the entrails of your own teased apart tastes and beliefs, or because you slept on your friend’s waveform of a sofa while your slightly cooler-than-you-can-afford apartment played host to European Airbnb users.

There is always more research needed…is that for accuracy or for the extension of grant money?

I like coffee….black no sugar… eggs I shall continue my life long relationship…..

How is your day going so far?

Sen. John McCain–R.I.P.

Some sad news on this Sunday morn…..Republican senator from Arizona has died from brain cancer just days after deciding not to continue his treatments……

John McCain has died of brain cancer at age 81, per the AP. An aide said the war hero, longtime Arizona senator, and one-time presidential candidate died Saturday. In more than three decades in Congress, McCain became known as a political maverick willing to stick to his convictions rather than go along with party leaders—an independent streak that has drawn a mix of respect and ire. Most recently, he has been a thorn in the side of President Trump, keeping up his criticism of the White House even while undergoing severe medical treatment in Arizona. The son and grandson of Navy admirals, McCain is a former Navy pilot. He was elected to Congress in 1982 and to the Senate four years later, replacing the retired Barry Goldwater.

Prior to his political career, McCain served in Vietnam. In 1967, his plane was shot down on a bombing mission over North Vietnam. He was severely injured and spent more than five years as a prisoner of war. Years later, after establishing his name in the Senate, McCain ran unsuccessfully for the Republican presidential nomination in 2000, then won it in 2008. But he and running mate Sarah Palin lost to Barack Obama. When Republicans took control of the Senate in 2015, McCain embraced his new influence as chairman of the Armed Services Committee, pushing for aggressive US military intervention overseas and eager to contribute to “defeating the forces of radical Islam that want to destroy America.” Asked how he wanted to be remembered, McCain said: “That I made a major contribution to the defense of the nation.”

I wish his family all the sympathies I can…..John will be sorely missed in DC….his voice was one that had served the country well……

John McCain dead at 81….R.I.P.