When I first started researching issues I thought could be related to my declining health, I ran into brick walls and varying opinions. I turned to science–real science to save my own life. I’ve studied human behavior all my life. Patterns of behavior emerge just as readily on the internet as they do face to... Continue Reading →
Richard Nixon passed an Act in 1973 allowing Medicine to become a for-profit industry. Let's face it—there's no profit in Healthy People.
You should like this one, Jim Murray. When I first heard of the death of Kim Jong-il, I was riddled with the hope that his son would become a great leader—bringing his country, and perhaps the world, into a new era of light and enlightenment. What a shmuck I was. As a psychologist and a behaviorist, I look deep into... Continue Reading →
It is well-known that Justice for the poor is rarely met. https://www.scu.edu/ethics/focus-areas/more/resources/equal-justice-under-law/ https://worldjusticeproject.org/sites/default/files/486481access_to_justice_in_the_united_states_virginia_lawyer_12-10.pdf In speaking to a legal representative about a case I was involved in, he told me that lawyers often defer to professionals even in cases where professionals have acted unethically. He further told me that he suspected it was all relative to how much... Continue Reading →
I tripped across this email lodged in a 2008 file. I was an Obama supporter. The email pretty much speaks for itself. I’m going to go a bit Jim Murray -esk here. I do not generally do politics. I relegate it to parlor talk. Politics generates too much passion. But I get involved on a meager level... Continue Reading →
I’m not driven to tears often. I see myself as staunch and stoic. Last night, however, I found my face bathed in that salty fluid as I listened to myself assure a victim of a crime that justice would now be done.
“They know about him now,” I said. “They’ll do something.”
It is an interview I taped on 9/28/1992. I listened as life occasionally interrupted the conversation I had with Judy. My sons came in and out of my room, and my beloved dogs barked. Judy choked back tears as she told me her story—a horrific one in my eyes. An eleven-year-old girl fearing for her life as she was sexually assaulted; her young brother hunkering down with her in what they called their fort in the attic telling tales of assault, too. Her mother, addicted to prescription drugs by the offending doctor, proclaiming to the doctor that he…
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Pamela 🐝 Williams jarred me from my complacent dream with her piece: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@pamela-williams/two-means-to-an-end-an-opinion-piece. I’ve tried to ignore what I’ve considered to be an evolutionary backslide for quite a while. I hunker down in my dream and hope events will bypass me, but I know in my heart they won’t. I’m embarking on a journey of relying on a system that might not be in... Continue Reading →
John F Kennedy would be 100. It’s a celebration of a birthday many of us never see. JFK lives on because of his many good works and ideas. I remember being about eleven and being glued to the television, watching the events transpired in Dallas, Texas. I was heartbroken but didn’t know why. I had written to... Continue Reading →
Motherhood was driven into me from childhood. Schools even promoted it. I was required to take Home Economics though I wanted to do Wood Shop. But school could never have prepared me for what happened. Through no fault of my own, I became a single mother. I was on the dreaded Welfare. I railed against... Continue Reading →
2/23/2017 Tomorrow I’m traveling to Boston to help with phone banking in support of the ACA (Affordable Care Act commonly known as Obamacare). I’m not a Democrat or Republican. I’m what they’ve dubbed as Unenrolled. I think of myself as a fierce Independent who wishes everyone could just get along—or just get something done.... Continue Reading →