Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Wall, The Law and Who’s In Charge (part III)


(Continued from May 27) I ask the woman if you’re supposed to sign up to see a lawyer.  She says yes.  I ask her with whom.  She says me.  No sign-in sheet, no desk, no posted information.  I suppose we’re … Continue reading

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The Wall, The Law and Who’s In Charge (part II)


(Continued from May 26)             So then I try to find my first workshop.  The signs beside the meeting room doors have been placed at a height of about five feet, which makes them invisible through the throng of people.  The … Continue reading

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The Wall, The Law, and Who’s In Charge


So there was this fellow who was a sergeant and a drill instructor in the army of these United States.  He retired on years of service and moved from the base to a nearby city.  A year later he returns … Continue reading

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Guiding Lines, part II


Never give up, never, never give up.  ––Winston Churchill The science of government it is my duty to study, more than all other sciences; the arts of legislation and administration and negotiation ought to take the place of, indeed exclude, in … Continue reading

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Short Answers to Questions


How did Kathy Urschel lose her sight and hearing? Kath had a rare brain virus that took her sight and hearing on one side when she was about seven years old, and took it on the other side when she … Continue reading

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From “HEALTHWATCH: The Hills Healthcare blog”


Study: US leads in healthcare spending, but ranks last in health By Sam Baker – 05/12/11 12:11 PM ET A new report reinforces statistics that supporters of healthcare reform have been trumpeting for years: The U.S. spends more than any … Continue reading

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Friday the Thirteenth


            A strange day.             I’d been having a string of lovely days—sunlight, warmth, spring, flowers—a truly splendid time.  Then yesterday I picked up my latest test results from the laboratory.  My pancreas and kidneys are worse than they’ve ever … Continue reading

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