Riding with strangers, praying to Mary, looking for fire
Featuring Ralph Nader, Katy Butler, Krista Bremer, and more.
The World Of Love
If you are going to deal with the issue of health in the modern world, you are going to have to deal with much absurdity.
Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
The End Of Insurance?
Andrew Coates On Fixing Our Broken Healthcare System
It’s appalling that one person’s illness would be an opportunity for another to make money. The care of human beings should not be a commodity.
It’s like the French Revolution. One by one, prominent men are wheeled out to the guillotine and dispatched. Of course, the present-day “deaths” are metaphorical. Garrison Keillor is still alive, just out of sight. But “Garrison Keillor,” the charming, folksy, self-deprecating Midwestern humorist, is dead.
On my very first hospital run I picked up this long-faced, country white guy who’d survived seven surgeries in the last five years. He looked to be late eighties, all but dead, but friendly in a half-deaf way.
Recently I was invited to give a special lecture at the university where I teach. I accepted the invitation though, contrary to what my sons might tell you, I don’t really like to lecture.
Throughout it all, I put one foot in front of the other, watching the gray ribbon of road unspool beneath me.
The Book Of Saints
I want to say that, when I sent my photos to the agency, I was looking only for love, not surgery or money or a visa. But this is only partially true.
That’s What Experience Is All About
You live the first half of your life / Afraid that something will happen.