Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Institute, The Wall and My Home, Part II


             The problem, dear reader, is that McCarthy Manor’s front door is accessed by a circular driveway off Crouse Avenue and we travel by bus.  The tenants of McCarthy Manor—mostly disabled—travel on short buses owned and operated by Centro’s Call-a-Bus, … Continue reading

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The Wall, The Institute, and My Home, Part I


I keep thinking about The Wall.  It is made of concrete, stands about three and a half feet tall and is topped by about four feet of wire fence, which is wrapped in dense fabric.  It’s a very wall-ish wall.  It runs down … Continue reading

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Antidepressants, Welfare, Medicaid and Celiac Disease


My kidneys are hurting since I started taking antidepressants Well, stop taking them, duh.  If the pain doesn’t go away, then go see a physician.  You might have a kidney infection that doesn’t have anything to do with the antidepressant, … Continue reading

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Not Welfare, But Poor


So I emailed the library Reference Dept. and asked them my questions about who’s poor and sick and getting Welfare or Medicaid and they replied: Hi, Here is a link to the information available through the American FactFinder US Census website.  It shows … Continue reading

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Replying to the Recovering Psychiatrist


In regard to the good fairy, honorable physicians, and other fictional creatures—we are an immature nation that still wants daddy to take care of us.  That’s the whole book right there.  Physicians and the American medical industry get away with … Continue reading

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Welfare Information: Gettin’ It


What you want to know is how many people are receiving services and how much it costs.  I know this is what you want to know because you are flooding my blog with searches.  In the past week, there have … Continue reading

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Who’s On Welfare? They’re working on it . . .


So I was trying to get information from the Dept. of Social Services about the population that receives Welfare or Medicaid.  This search for information had taken me to the Dooher family, who work for the county, which had led … Continue reading

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