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Why so sleepy? Why?

Dave went to a big gathering of local guilds where he literally chatted with people all day (my idea of hell, his idea of heaven) and I stayed home in the quiet to read and nap. That’s what I did today. Finished “Downfall”, a thriller by Mark Rubnstein and listened to many many chapters of “House of Pain”, non-fiction by Patrick Radden Keefe about the Sackler family and the opioid crisis for which they are responsible. The first 15 chapters were mostly biographical, with hints of shady pharmaceutical advertising even back in the distant past. At chapter 16 all hell broke loose when we reached the story of how they shoved Oxycontin through the FDA approval process and then sent an army of sales reps out to push the stuff… my god. They knew full well what they were doing. They gave out free 30-day prescriptions. The lies. The greed. The arrogance. Honest to god it’s Nazi concentration camp levels of evil, no exaggeration. I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around this much evil. I need to switch to something lighter before bed or I’ll have rage nightmares.

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  1. Soozan

    Oooo the Sackler rage. Imagine how Scott feels. Sob. Have you read any Dickens in the past decades? David Copperfield is so stunning.

  2. kara

    I thought of Caleb the whole time I was listening. And then you multiply that pain across millions of families. Heartbreaking.

    The only Dickens I’ve ever read is A Christmas Carol!

  3. Soozan

    OMG!!! Kayray, the Dickens feast you have in store for you makes me hideous with jealousy ?

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