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Rosie


Yesterday I asked Rosie for help in filling out the applications to skilled nursing facilities.  A couple different agency people had told me that I should ask Rosie for help.  I have asked her in the past.  Rosie is a … Continue reading

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SURVIVING PSYCHIATRY: A User’s Manual


SURVIVING PSYCHIATRY:  A User’s Manual by Anne C Woodlen Now for sale to you, this 60-page collection of 23 essays recently sold out at Dr. Peter Breggin’s Empathic Therapy Conference. “The great jazz bassist Ron Carter once described good jazz … Continue reading

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The Old Man Revisited (Part IV)


When last we met, the Old Man—Dr. Michael Gregory, 73, who has had seven strokes as well as other major medical problems—had been dumped in a motel by Steven Armendarez, a social worker at the Syracuse Veterans Administration Hospital.  Dr. … Continue reading

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We Need Your Help


Yesterday the Veterans Administration Hospital discharged Dr. Michael Gregory, who has no home.  Dr. Gregory, 73, has had seven strokes.  He has an ostomy, diabetes, high blood pressure, MRSA, and cancer on his ear.  He has reason to be concerned … Continue reading

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The Old Man on the Sidewalk (Part II)


When Onondaga County Adult Protective Services was asked what to do about the homeless old man on the sidewalk in front of my apartment building, they said, “Send him to the second floor of the Civic Center.”   That is the intake … Continue reading

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The Old Man on the Sidewalk


[All proper nouns relating to the man are fictitious equivalents.  The man and the story are real.] Mike grew up in Schenectady, graduated high school and joined the Navy.  After doing a four-year hitch, he spent a lot of time … Continue reading

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