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$71? You’ve Got to be Kidding.


It is 7:25 a.m. and the sun is peering bleakly through a haze. The temperature is eight but feels like -12. It is predicted to go up to a blazing 11 degrees this afternoon. “Niagara Falls freezes over” is today’s … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of an Activist


It is 7:23 a.m. and the sun is rising over Syracuse; the temperature is zero. I always find zero a particularly dispiriting temperature, rather like a flat line on an EKG: everything has come to a halt; life is over. … Continue reading

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Crouse Hospital: Microcosm of Failure


I think I’ve figured out why Crouse Hospital is not the hospital of choice by anybody for anything:  it’s staffed and managed by incompetent morons.  Crouse Hospital is the reason I have high blood pressure and sleepless nights.  I live … Continue reading

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Upstate in November


I spent two years in an assisted-living residence in Upstate New York.  My room was on the 21st floor, and my hospital bed was next to a waist-to-ceiling window that was one-third the width of the room.  It was the only good … Continue reading

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Upstate in October


I spent two years in an assisted-living residence in Upstate New York.  My room was on the 21st floor, and my hospital bed was next to a waist-to-ceiling window that was one-third the width of the room.  It was the only good … Continue reading

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