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Resume of an Activist


Anne C Woodlen Syracuse NY 13210                                                          “Perhaps when we face our maker, we will not be asked, ‘How many positions did you hold,’ but rather, ‘How many people did you help?’” ―Thomas S. Monson In 2001 I began the work … Continue reading

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Up to a Point


I used to get fired a lot and what I discovered was that if I immediately went down and applied for Unemployment then I’d get a new job within days.  If I didn’t apply for Unemployment then I’d linger for … 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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Medicaid, Racism, and the Post-Standard (Part IV)


The single most-searched question on my blog is about how long people receive Welfare.  People ask about third-generation Welfare recipients.  I ask if there are any or is that an urban myth?  People ask about poor people receiving Welfare for … Continue reading

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Welfare, Racism, and the Post-Standard (Part III)


More than four thousand people have read my blogs on Medicaid, Food Stamps and Welfare.  Post-Standard Managing Editor Stan Linhorst, take note:  the people want to know and you aren’t telling them.  Your readership is way down and one of … Continue reading

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