Dear Doctors, lawyers and The Press.

The Hippocratic Oath is an oath of ethics historically taken by physicians. It is one of the most widely known of Greek medical texts. In its original form, it requires a new physician to swear, by a number of healing gods, to uphold specific ethical standards. These include the principles of medical confidentiality and non-maleficence.

1. You are entitled to be treated with courtesy and consideration at all times by your lawyer and the other lawyers and nonlawyer personnel in your lawyer’s office. For the rest click here-(link:…

A free press plays a vital role in democratic societies, enabling the open exchange of information and opinions among ordinary citizens, businesses, citizen associations, political parties, and governments. "The backbone of any democracy is an independent, professional and responsible media." How can this be when they have lost their own backbones and are driven purely by money and self interest?



I have been talking about the middle class feeling disenfranchised since 1998. Colin Quinn was quoting my show Costello the other night - verbatim. 20 years later. I did the best I could as a young woman with so much pressure and so much sexism. I did great. They would have had me go to the rich guy’s house but instead I brought him to mine and showed how much it provoked. The "suits” didn't get that I was not trying to be better because that is what they do. Ha! I was writing about them and they let me on TV! I got another show for them and this time I AM WICKED CLEAR. This is so deep. I wrote a show about them oppressing us 20 years ago and they let me on TV but I let them sway me a little but still got there. This is what the whole brand #IamSueCostello is about. How we need each other and we can’t dispose of one without hurting ourselves. I need the corporations to get exposure and they need the middle to buy their products. DAMN they told me back then that I couldn't be pretty, funny and smart.  Sexism is still alive and well but guess what — I ain’t playin anymore. This is part 1 of 3 "Sue Dates a Freakin Dentist.” 

No More Hedging.

There is a risk-reward tradeoff inherent in hedging; while it reduces potential risk, it also chips away at potential gains.

I once heard a guy say that he acts like an asshole because at least he knows what he gets with that. He knows people will hate him and that is at least more comfortable than the unknown of changing. 

How many times have I done that in my life? I could not tolerate waiting to see what good would feel like, so I sabotaged myself, because that felt safe.

I call it danger disguised as safety. 

I have buried myself alive and wondered why no one could see me. I chipped away at my own potential gains, thinking I was reducing potential risk, and I was I reducing my risk and my potential. 

What will happen if I chip away at reducing my potential risk to find my potential gains? 

That's how Michelangelo described creating the sculpture of David. He just chipped away what wasn't necessary. He also found that piece of marble discarded in the trash.