Lund extracted the wisdom tooth with no complications, and Mitchell began seeing him regularly. He never had any pain or new complaints, but Lund encouraged many additional treatments nonetheless. A typical person might get one or two root canals in a lifetime. In the space of seven years, Lund gave Mitchell nine root canals and just as many crowns. Mitchell’s insurance covered only a small portion of each procedure, so he paid a total of about $50,000 out of pocket.
As if there wasn’t enough that was wrong with the American healthcare system…
Chris Hughes, one of Facebook’s numerous wealthy co-founders, penned a long article in the NYT arguing that Facebook should be broken up
. One opinion from a friend in a Whatsapp group: “I reckon this will happen, feels inevitable”.
+ There’s certainly a swelling trend towards recognizing the dark side of social media’s impact on society. Perhaps the best place to look is how Silicon Valley workers think about tech and raising their kids
. All I know is that our parents didn’t need to deal with this when we were kids - it’s all new ground. (That said, as someone fortunate to have a modem with BBS access in the early 90s, and net access in the mid-90s, I’m sure my parents wouldn’t have been happy to find out that my teenage-self had access to stuff like the Anarchist Cookbook and rotten.com…)
I’ve never read Danielle Steele’s novels, but apparently she has written 179 of them, including one that topped the NY Times
bestseller list for a record 381 weeks
. How the Hell Has Danielle Steele Managed to Write 179 Books?
I’ve read a total of zero books this year. There are two waiting on my nightstand, but I just haven’t been able to make time for it.
In other news… (1) Warriors take out the Rockets in a great series. (2) Uber started trading on Friday. (3) Tariff Man strikes again. (4) The House Judiciary Committee voted to recommend that Attorney General William Barr be held in contempt of Congress.