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CF Heterozygote, Self-Appointed Architecture Critic, Cooperator, Ratepayer Advocate

[N1303K is a mutation on Chromosome 7 associated with cystic fibrosis.  In case you were wondering. Experimenting with Mastodon.] 

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The VSECU Merger: Why I'm Voting "No"

Greetings from New Hampshire – birthplace of the U.S. credit union movement! From the other side of the Connecticut River, the plan to...

Cranky Credit Union Commentary

Members of credit unions do not give a damn about the fact that they own their financial institutions and have the right to democratic...

Term limits at the Co-op? No thanks.

It's annual election season at the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society -- known locally as "the Co-op," familiar throughout the Upper...

Dial C for Coding: Season 2 Preview

I won the battle with Dartmouth Hitchock Medical Center (DHMC) and its "revenue cycle performance solutions"co-conspirator Conifer Health...

Dial C for Coding: The Denouement?

Well, all it took, it turns out, was a simple request for a"copy of the UB04 or the CMS 1500 for the Date of Service" for DHMC to back...

Dial C for Coding: The Plot Sickens

Yesterday I reported on the quest by Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) to collect $30 from me in connection with my annual...

An Open Letter to my Member of Congress

Dear Representative Kuster: As the parent of a young person with cystic fibrosis, I was pleased to learn that you and your colleagues in...

Polar Bear Pitch 2021

Imagine that you're a polar bear. I'm not talking about a polar bear as in the Bowdoin College mascot. I mean a real polar bear -- and...

I'm a Slavittnik, and Proud of It

Nobody cares what I think about the pandemic. I realize that. But, I have been groping my way to something like an understanding of what...

Mr. Breyer's Neighborhood

Rule No. 1 of being an architecture critic in northern New England is: Don't trash anyone's house. Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont are...

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