Monthly Archives: February 2013

Horsefeathers

Judging from the latest news, the consensus in the English speaking world is that it’s permissible to chow down on Ferdinand or Babe the blue ox, but not so much on Flicka or Black Beauty. Elsie’s okay for sliders but … Continue reading

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The Great Health Care Swindle

I’m tired of cancer, exhausted of thinking and talking about it, bored with my experiences and those of others. I am tired of having my ears perk up at the mere mention of the word, written or spoken, and I … Continue reading

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PSD

And so, four days after the latest cancer surgery, things remain a bit iffy. From hospital sign-in to release, the procedure was flawless. I counted a total of 27 people who came to speak to me. The most interesting of … Continue reading

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Surgery and Housecleaning

I sweep the kitchen stoop, dust bookshelves, vacuum the living room and under the bed where there’s enough discarded fur to make a spare cat. I empty the trash; scrub out the toilet bowl and Ajax the sink. I am … Continue reading

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Gunaddiction

Not that long ago, moving the discussion from gun control to mental health would have been called diversionary, a silly attempt by the firearm pushers to avoid the real issue that yes, guns do kill people, and it’s not only … Continue reading

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Five-finger Discounts

When I was much younger and still prone to drug and alcohol excesses, I used to steal stuff. It was sport, not necessity, and I stopped when I got caught. I had been eyeing a pair of Ray Bans at … Continue reading

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