Category Archives: Essays

Occasionally, I just have something to say.

Does Bluehost Suck

Does Bluehost Suck?

As a web hosting company, many have expressed the opinion that Bluehost stinks:

I signed up for Bluehost 2½ years ago for a 3 year subscription at the rock bottom price of about $3.00 per month, paid in advance. I suspect they pack their servers with hundreds of websites and mine can really slow to a crawl. But, for someone who wants to learn about web development and has no plans to make money at it, the price cannot be beat.

I rarely need any support from Bluehost, but my site was recently hit by a malware attack. I now have something to say on the subject of: Does Bluehost suck?

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Those Indecipherable Medical Bills? They’re One Reason Health Care Costs So Much

  • Why do we put our employers at a competitive disadvantage by requiring them to provide health care for their employees?
  • Why do hospitals need to provide free care to the uninsured, causing financial distress, especially in low income neighborhoods?
  • Why do doctors need to hire staff whose sole purpose is to sift through the red-tape imposed by different insurance companies?
  • And why do we allow a system of billing as described in this article? This could happen to just about anyone.

Stop the madness. Single payer, single payer, single payer!

Those Indecipherable Medical Bills? They’re One Reason Health Care Costs So Much

Posted: Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
Category: Essays

Website Publishing: What You Need

This is the first of two essays on the subject of website publishing. The second is What you Need to Know.


You may not need to publish a website to accomplish what you want. If what you really want is a blog, for example, you can set one up for free at Google offers lots of free on-line collaboration tools. At some point, you may feel limited by these free tools. If you don’t have the money to hire a professional to create a website, you may want to take the plunge and run your own website. Think of it as an adventure!

Here are some things I wish I knew when I first started.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
Category: Essays