Tag Archives: People

A Reply to Catherine


(From Facebook)  Anne C Woodlen:  Nastiness I learned today: When people with chronic mental health problems become old and sick and need Assisted Living Programs or a Skilled Nursing Facility, they have trouble getting a placement. It is because elder … Continue reading

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The End of the Incident


In response to “The Incident” (https://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com/2012/05/28/the-incident/ ) someone called “pro police” (propolice@aol.com ) commented:  “FYI, the Syracuse Community Review Board [sic] found that the Officer’s actions were appropriate in this incident. For those that do not know, the Syracuse CRB is … Continue reading

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How to Act Like an American (Part II)


(Continued from July 18) Here’s what actually happened.  I called the FTA Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at their published phone number.  The number was answered by a machine.  It always is.  Now.  It didn’t used to be.  When I first established … Continue reading

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Farm Boy


            Jim is the only child of a Catholic farm couple in a farming county.  Tearfully he asks, “Why’d they buy me a Monopoly game?”  There was no one to play it with.  When he was seventeen, his father died.  … Continue reading

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