Monthly Archives: March 2011

Ativan, Sleep Apnea, and Bad Craziness


Someone searched my blog for Ativan with sleep apnea: DO NOT TAKE ATIVAN IF YOU HAVE SLEEP APNEA.  It could kill you. Ativan, also known as Lorazepam and Temesta, is a benzodiazepine; it is a narcotic.  It is used for the … Continue reading

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Who’s On Welfare and What’s On Second?


Okay, here’s the deal.  You want to know who’s getting Medicaid and/or Welfare (which is no longer called Welfare).  I know that you want to know because you are searching the web to find out.  In the past week, 81 … Continue reading

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Welfare and the Irresponsible Family


            Jason lived upstairs from me in HUD subsidized housing.  He was paying $11 dollars rent on an apartment that had a fair market value of about $900.  His monthly income from Welfare was about $412.  The way it works … Continue reading

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Going Into the System: Welfare


I was on Welfare.  It was the early 1970’s and I had what was diagnosed as “major depression, severe and recurrent.”  In fact, it was bipolar depression, type two, but it wouldn’t be correctly diagnosed for another couple decades. I had … Continue reading

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Men, Women and Doctors


            The sun has risen on a skiff of snow covering the houses and hills outside my window.  My home and I are quiet this morning.  James Taylor’s “You’ve Got a Friend” accompanies tea.  Rainbows are dancing off the prism … Continue reading

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A Question for Governor Cuomo


Governor Cuomo is coming to Syracuse University to make a speech this morning, and I have just one question I’d like to ask him.             When charities ask for money to help the poor, one of the ways we track … Continue reading

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Waiting on God’s Pleasure


I hate it when I sleep late!  Because I live a good and clean and virtuous life, I’m usually awake between 5:30 and 6:30 a.m., but once in a while I sleep until 7:30 and I hate it because I … Continue reading

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