All Blog Posts Tagged 'Health' (167)

A Personal Note: Call for a Kidney Donor

Friends,

I do this w some reluctance bc I like to draw the line between the public and the personal. Our world's too often a television interview program where people are judged churlish if they as yet are wont to draw distinctions between public and private life. And yet for love and necessity this is a moment when I cross the line.…

Continue

Added by Jonathan Wolfman on December 7, 2017 at 4:30am — 11 Comments

Vanity of youManity

But at least we living beasts have the best,, the best, the most expensive killing and destruction mechanisms yet conceivable and doable by and to huManity....

... no greater waste of Earth's treasures and gifts could be committed lest this planet and its moon are visited again by…

Continue

Added by moki ikom on November 17, 2017 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Healthcare Reform; Who Do You Trust

Marc Wallace, CEO, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX

 

Yesterday I heard a clip of Senator Lindsay Graham, (R) of South Carolina stating that we have three choices; Obamacare, the Republican Plan that would return healthcare to something like the system that preceded the Affordable…

Continue

Added by Rodney Roe on September 16, 2017 at 7:00pm — 11 Comments

Irma in the Mountains

 

The last few days have been … I’m not sure of the best adjective.  It could be stressful, or unique, or any of a number of words.

After anticipating Hurricane Irma with a mixture of dread and curiosity we had to leave on the day that the storm was to arrive in our little corner of Georgia. On Monday, L drove in rain…

Continue

Added by Rodney Roe on September 14, 2017 at 4:27am — 7 Comments

Staring Into the Maw of a Monster Hurricane

Along with millions of people in Florida and the Southeast I am worried about Irma.  The latest models show the track of the giant storm shifting to the west indicating that it will go directly up the Florida peninsula into Georgia with the potential to cause damage in Atlanta and beyond.

We are in the middle of beyond.…

Continue

Added by Rodney Roe on September 8, 2017 at 3:17am — 23 Comments

Genealogy, a Personal Form of Rewritten History

I'm not much into "ink" but this is a work of art.

My brother-in-law asked me recently whether I thought the services that do DNA testing actually did anything or just made stuff up. (He’s a conspiracy theorist so this did not seem out of character for him).  I replied that I was sure that it was really…

Continue

Added by Rodney Roe on September 2, 2017 at 7:38am — 21 Comments

Updating My Lifestyle to Accommodate Fibromyalgia

I witnessed a death today, a hit and run of a wild mink by a self entitled asshole who didn't even bother to try to not hit it as it was crossing the road. I stopped my car and picked it up and raced to the veterinary clinic but I was too late, it died pretty much as soon as I put it in my car. 

The first thing…

Continue

Added by Phyllis on August 3, 2017 at 5:45pm — 6 Comments

Tomorrow, I will Start Reading Proust.

Like many others, I have been living in a state of constant vigilance since early November of last year.

The world I knew and trusted has been turned on its head and shaken out sideways. Keeping a…

Continue

Added by Veronica Corso on July 16, 2017 at 12:16pm — 17 Comments

Hospice - Brother Bill Defies Death Again and yet Another Cosmic Joke

For the last nine months I've been living in Bastrop, TX to reduce the costs of taking care of my older brother Bill in his descent into dementia. 

Brother Bill

Twice in the last six months, Bill has be admitted to the hospital with bronchitis/pneumonia because he's losing…

Continue

Added by JMac1949 Today on June 27, 2017 at 11:18am — 20 Comments

Now That Trump’s Trashed The Paris Climate Accord: Isn’t This Enough To Discuss Changing The Presidential Election System?

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. When will our reasonable leaders, progressive and moderate ― even clearheaded conservatives ― come to grips with the reality that we have an unelected, dysfunctional president, selected by an archaic, outmoded Electoral College that must be abolished or circumvented?…

Continue

Added by Michael Russnow on June 3, 2017 at 12:48pm — 47 Comments

Fleeing the Borg Through the Constellation of the Crab

 

We Are The Borg

Those of you who are Star Trek fans will remember Jeri Ryan’s character, Seven of Nine.  When captured Seven of Nine was a member of the Borg, a collective of humans who had been fitted with devices that made them androids, unquestioning subjects of the queen, and always a member of the collective, always in sync as a single great mind.…

Continue

Added by Rodney Roe on May 14, 2017 at 12:00am — 9 Comments

Where Is The Silver Lining

It’s been a sort of miserable day.  After an overcast morning the rain started about noon, and it is pouring now.  L showed me a place where there is a water problem with water coming down the outside wall onto the screen porch.  It is at a place where the gutter does a 90 degree bend and a roof valley empties.  Ugh.

Added to that is the fact that the House voted today to pass the abomination that has been substituted for the AHA (Obamacare).  No one doubts, except the “Freedom…

Continue

Added by Rodney Roe on May 4, 2017 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

gender/ sexuality studies/ zeitgeist massive haul/ pile 2017

hi all. this is a bit triggered by the marines sexting photo sharing scandal.[s] it doesnt seem like its reverberating around the media much, but what a scandal. it has all the elements. its also a very 21st century angle with the social media angle. also, there are new actual laws against "revenge porn". am shocked it is not a bigger deal and wonder if the so-called "controlled mass media" is involved in low-profile suppression of it. one wouldnt want any bad stories about…

Continue

Added by vzn on March 21, 2017 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

Of walls and more walls

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

Yesterday, I was heading to the post office from my office via my usual short cut. I was in a rush to get there before it closed.

Suddenly, I noticed a shiny new black iron fence in front of me. There was no way around it. I had to walk two blocks out of my way to get to where I wanted to go.

It was obvious why that fence was there.

In recent years, that area has had a lot of homeless encampments. Someone in their infinite cluelessness…

Continue

Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on March 9, 2017 at 8:31am — 5 Comments

"BATHROOM HUMOR is a Gassssss or Not A Pot to Piss In"!

What's the big deal…

Continue

Added by marilyn sands on March 2, 2017 at 9:34am — 15 Comments

I STAND WITH THEM

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

Even though Ivanka Trump and hubbie Jared Kushner apparently convinced Daddy Dearest not to overturn the pro-LGBTQ executive order that was enacted by former president Barack Obama in 2014, I do not stand with Ivanka and Jared. I stand with them.

Even though in his statement, he, whom I call Not My President, said that he was “determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community,” I do not stand with him. I stand with…

Continue

Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on February 8, 2017 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

Am I On the Path?

This song is just permanently stuck in my brain as the eternal question:

Where do we go from here now that all of the children have grown up

And how do we spend our time knowin' nobody gives us a…

Continue

Added by Phyllis on February 7, 2017 at 1:05pm — 10 Comments

"WHY TRUMP KIDS SHOULD STOP ENABLING & KICK THEIR FATHER TO THE CURB"! My Shocking True Story

Narcissi...oh, heck - you know who it is!…

Continue

Added by marilyn sands on January 30, 2017 at 1:00pm — 12 Comments

Wreckage

Darkness descends

And engulfs the spirit

Who knew the weight of nothingness

Could devour a person…

Continue

Added by M. C. Sears on January 16, 2017 at 9:22am — 9 Comments

Monthly Archives

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

1999

1859

0999

NEW BLOG POSTS

THANK YOU, Women of Color!

Posted by Safe Bet's Amy on December 13, 2017 at 8:30am 11 Comments

Alabama, Moving the Needle

Posted by Ron Powell on December 13, 2017 at 7:30am 7 Comments

Waiting For the Other Shoe To Drop

Posted by Rodney Roe on December 13, 2017 at 5:06am 9 Comments

WELL. WELL. WELL.

Posted by Jonathan Wolfman on December 13, 2017 at 4:58am 4 Comments

Roll Tide

Posted by koshersalaami on December 12, 2017 at 10:21pm 13 Comments

Swing, Pendulum

Posted by Maui Surfer on December 12, 2017 at 9:27pm 6 Comments

© 2017   Created by lorianne.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service