Category Archives: News and politics

I vote


With Election Day tomorrow, I’m grateful to my friend Dave who wrote the following poem, so appropriate for the occasion. Please do your part – vote with conscience. I Vote I vote to increase my personal wealthFrom out of the … Continue reading

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Milk and Humor


Amidst the current crisis people are facing due to a shortage of baby formula, combined with the myriad of disasters blasting us from all the news outlets, most of us desperately need a moment of humor to leaven our life. … Continue reading

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The Tort System Lottery


Americans love playing the lottery. The bigger the jackpot, the more the number of people who want to play. Besides the State run lotteries, there is another jackpot we love to find – the tort lottery. Have you been injured? … Continue reading

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How Changes in Healthcare Will Affect You


There has been a tectonic change in the way medicine is being practiced in our country. It began in the early 1960’s, when the government and private insurance became the major payers for physician services, and accelerated in the early … Continue reading

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When the Tanks Come Rolling In


For several weeks now, I have been unable to turn on the TV news. The images coming from Ukraine are too similar to almost suppressed but not forgotten memories from my childhood. I was well on the way to my … Continue reading

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Olympic Glory


The Olympics have officially opened in Beijing. We’ve always enjoyed watching the spectacle, drama, athleticism, triumph and tragedy that is inherent in the gathering of the best in the world. This year, however, there are stark differences that are difficult … Continue reading

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Labor Day


This Monday’s Poem of the Week is taking a pause to celebrate Labor Day, being replaced with the following thoughts. This is Labor Day, so I would like to offer kudos to all my Readers who are currently holding jobs … Continue reading

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SHAME ON US


SHAME ON US! I am angry, and I’m deeply ashamed. I just turned off the news (which I watch with decreasing frequency, as it seems designed to make me fearful, angry or both) showing scenes of the fall of Kabul, … Continue reading

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The Price of Beauty


My VIP visitors continue to take up a lot of my time, so here is a piece from my archives many of you who started following my blog recently will not have read. It remains as relevant as the day … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Poems


Today is Memorial Day. Having attended an all-boys school during the Vietnam era, I lost a significant number of friends and classmates during that war. Many years later, after the Vietnam Memorial wall was built in Washington D.C., I still … Continue reading

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