Tag Archives: Health

How to Write


The shadows grow long as I wheel through the university.  I loved the university.  My father was a college professor and I grew up on campus—learned to swim in the college pool, had a card at the college library, and … Continue reading

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The Greater Gods and Goddesses


I woke up around 6:30 a.m.—which is normal for me—then did a little work on the computer until my new aide arrived for her second day at work.  She totally botched the coffee but I was very forgiving and told … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of the Idiots in Government?


So the new home health aide hours that Onondaga County has authorized—“effective immediately,” which was on Monday, August 20—are to go on the call-out list, which consists of about eight agencies that have contracted to serve poor people.  John, the … Continue reading

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Curing Depression, and Ain’t Payback a Bitch?


Several hundred of you have been following my problem with the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA), so let’s use it as a teaching moment.  Follow the bouncing activist to learn how to effectively complain. I wrote up the story of how the … Continue reading

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Finding Dr. Tucker


So there it was:  I was living a pointless life.  The bad news was that I had no family or health, and those are the two things that people identify as the most important things in their life.  The good … Continue reading

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Rolling the Stearman


A photograph of an airborne open cockpit biplane hangs on my bedroom wall.  It is a 1938 Stearman.  I was at my sister’s in Chester County, Pennsylvania, standing at the sink washing dishes and looking out the window in the … Continue reading

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Loving Others


What were the best moments of your life? My last glucose was 544, so I thought this was a good time to collect the best moments of my life. The most recent was in April at the Empathic Therapy Conference. … Continue reading

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