Tag Archives: freedom of speech

On Being a Bond-Servant


So Rev. Craig Schaub and I prayed and then we, along with my psychologist, Dr. Paul Cohen, went up to see the hospital’s medical director, whose name is not worthy of repeating.  His job was to catch the flak, as … Continue reading

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Here’s a Funny One


I went to a public meeting, after which I was invited to join the board of directors of the local branch of the ACLU. Then I went home, exercised my right to freedom of speech, reported the events of the public … Continue reading

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Home from the Hospital: The Trauma of Hospitalization


I was discharged from the hospital a month ago, and folks have been asking me how I’m doing.  The answer is somewhere between better and really good. My discharge from St. Joseph’s Hospital was pretty well botched and the transition to … Continue reading

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Bad Hospitalists and Good Kids


August 14  Sometimes I am given the chance to help. A nurse comes to my bedside.  She knows I have gotten rid of a bad hospitalist and wants to know how I did it.  It takes a lot of careful … Continue reading

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Speaking My Language, and the Good Guys


August 10  Once upon a time a therapist had a patient who was planning to kill some people and then herself.  She was very intentional and very much in control, so he sent her to be admitted to inpatient psychiatry.  Shortly … Continue reading

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Under Cover of Darkness: Corruption in Onondaga County Government (Part III)


At this point I was so sick that I was going to doctors several times a week—pulmonary, nephrology, neurology, psychiatry (this is making me nuts), physical therapy and nutrition—I’m locked in the damn system, trying to get healthy, and I … Continue reading

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