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Not everything I write fits neatly into any specific category. Those writings go here.

 

The Big Insurance War on Patients – a Personal Story

It was an emergency. It was Sunday, two days before Christmas. She was in excruciating pain. My son took her to urgent/emergency room care. The urgent care doctors said she needed to have her gall bladder removed right away, because they were afraid infection was...

I’m Back! Thoughts About the Campaign Trail

I haven't written anything here for over a year. I was campaigning for state senate. I hadn't planned to do this. I hoped some young, dynamic person would step up and run, and would become part of a new bench for our county. You can't build a bench on people of...

One Reason Why Equality Matters to Me

I would love to share with you what link Jackie Robinson, Satchel Paige, John McLendon, Marlin Driscoll, and my dad share.  It is a fun story that I think you,  would love and I have not been able to share with anybody.  John McLendon My Dad was born in a very small...

Exposing Boehner

Remember Major League?  Remember the scene where the woman who bought the team came in and told the team that they had been chosen because they were all losers?  Remember how the coach then made a poster of the owner, where she was dressed all in black and had a...

On meditation – Passive vs Active

Before I begin, I must stress in the strongest possible terms that I am no more an accomplished meditator than I am a doctor.  If I could do as well as I can talk, I could do much more with my life than I am doing.  I am not a "human complete," rather, I am a "human...