Category Archives: Medicaid

Give Me Dignity…

In one of my college classes, someone shared his opinion that when Patrick Henry said “give me liberty or give me death,” he meant that if he could not be in control of his life, then he didn’t want to … Continue reading

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Not the Sidelines

It is a lesson I learned when I was about fourteen years old. About halfway through my freshman year in high school, I started going to the varsity basketball games. Some friends of mine were on the team and I … Continue reading

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We. The People…

When I was a junior in high school, my English teacher was pretty creative.  If we wanted to earn some extra credit, she encouraged us to go to plays put on by the drama department.  Sometimes writing stories would get us … Continue reading

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The Last Two Words Are Important…

This is why I am frightened.  Actually, the word  “terrified’ might be more accurate. Although I am a bit embarrassed to admit this, I confess that I have paid more attention to this election and the events leading up to … Continue reading

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Dorothy, Are You Sure?

Dorothy wanted to go back to Kansas.  In her quest to do so she found some friends that needed a heart, a brain, and some courage. Let’s get something straight.  I like to work, and I like to work hard. … Continue reading

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Staying Home

Some people talk about how much they love the night life or going out and about exploring their world.  I have friends who wait for weeks in eager anticipation for the latest movie premiere or to try a new restaurant … Continue reading

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Hot Towels Required

It is a ritual that I started only recently. Just before I hop in the shower, I put two or three large towels in the dryer, so they are nice and warm and I can wrap myself in them when … Continue reading

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