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Black Girls and White Women (Part I)


I only know one other person who is getting Medicaid home health aides and she is just as outraged as I am at how we get treated. She concurs with everything I say about aides being arrogant and bossy, and … Continue reading

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On Being Loaded


As a society we maintain a fiction that electric wheelchairs enable people with disabilities to be independent.  The fact is that people with disabilities no longer have anyone upon whom they can depend to push their wheelchairs; that’s why we … Continue reading

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“The Given Life”


Mark and Brenda Hartman-Souder and their young children are members of Plymouth Congregational Church in downtown Syracuse.  They are also Mennonites on a five-year mission in Nigeria.  As I understand it, their mission is economical—to facilitate sale of Nigerian handcrafts … Continue reading

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Where is God in All of This?


I would start by referring you to http://doctorblue.wordpress.com/about/#comment-208 wherein the author gives a reasoned and articulate record of her journey through the American medical industry in pursuit of a diagnosis and treatment for actinomycosis.  She has raised some important issues, particularly … Continue reading

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