Category Archives: Health Care

We knew today was coming…

My sister was diagnosed with lung cancer about six months ago. She went to her doctor with a concern about her shortness of breath and a chronic cough. The doctor had her admitted to the local hospital for diagnosis, which … Continue reading

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GoFundMe To Pay Cancer Bills is Barbaric – A Friend’s American Horror Story

I don’t often do this, but my writing teacher has breast cancer (that’s her photograph above). On October 4th, her husband lost his job because his employer said it was cheaper to pay a bookkeeper than an accountant. The employer … Continue reading

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Eclipse Day is upon us. Is a dragon going to eat the sun?

  by Chuck Stanley Unless you live in a cave somewhere, with no way to connect to the outside world, you know the total solar eclipse will be here tomorrow. The countdown is picking up speed. If you are near … Continue reading

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America’s Begging Bowl Society – Why is the richest nation in the world the most heartless to its own people?

On April 30, 2016, I escorted my wife to a charitable dinner where she was one of the principal speakers.  She was there to tell her story in order to generate donations for The Hochstein School of Music and Dance. … Continue reading

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Life Out-of-Focus – the MYOPIA Boom

There’s an “epidemic” of MYOPIA — By 2050, it’s predicted that half the world’s population will be near-sighted. In China, up to 90% of its youth are already “short-sighted” to some degree. Having been extremely near-sighted all of my life, I … Continue reading

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Memes of a feather: ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ and ‘radical Christian terrorism’

Immanuel Kant — ‘Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made.’   By ann summers Home-grown extremism still intersects and is intersectional, so expressing “radical islamic terrorism” like “radical Christian terrorism” are as PBO indicated today about political talking points, there’s no … Continue reading

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Owls and Lemmings – shared last meals

  By ann summers It is of course a first-world conceit and problematic to talk about last meals on earth when some have trouble getting daily meals at all. OTOH don’t we all like to speculate about penultimate pleasure, except … Continue reading

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