Category Archives: Making change

The dawn of possibility for health care – meaning HEALTH – not just medical care

I admit it .. I am quite a fan of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Like a host of others I would prefer, of course, a single payer plan.  But this law is a great start. If it serves to … Continue reading

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Twitter for a digital immigrant

Finally, I am a twitter nut!  Ordinarily I am the first one in line for the latest and the greatest, but twitter has simply eluded my comprehension. Twitter has made me feel like a visitor to a foreign land where … Continue reading

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Truth, Reason and Integrity

My last post was over 3 months ago!  The truth is that I could pull any number of reasons out of the atmosphere and any explanation would suit as well as the next!  The fact is that this admission brings … Continue reading

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Hand signals – a small/huge part of changing the world!

There are several things about the Occupy movement that have intrigued me over the past several months, one of which is the practice of hand signals that has developed.  These hand signals are not totally unique to “Occupy” – some … Continue reading

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Lavender Health – and the matter of marriage!

Today I posted an essay on Same-Sex Marriage and Health on the new LavenderHealth blog.  I hope that many folks who follow this blog will click over to “LavenderHealth” and add your comments to the discussion of this issue!  Several … Continue reading

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Remembering Adrienne Rich

During the days and weeks following the death of someone who is important, I find myself wishing I had given more attention to who they were before this happened, and devoting time now to remembering.  For me this is a … Continue reading

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To the lawmakers

I have recently discovered an amazing performance poet, Lauren Zuniga.  Her video, which I have embedded here, is powerful and amazing, and expresses in just a few minutes what many have attempted to convey for a number of years.  Take … Continue reading

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It Gets Better

 The “It Gets Better” project started with a YouTube video created in 2010 by Dan Savage and his partner Terry Miller, because of their concern for the increased incidence of suicides among young LGBTQ youth, and bullying of LGBTQ kids in … Continue reading

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Dream of a Healing House

Many years ago I wrote an article that focused connections between on feminist thought and nursing.  The article opened with a “dream of a healing house” that continues draw commentary and response from folks all over the world.  So I … Continue reading

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Dog-on-car, or, connections between personal and political

Over the past week or so news of Mitt Romney’s long road trip with his family dog in a kennel tied to the roof of the car has gone viral on the internet and in news casts. Some might view … Continue reading

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