Showing posts from March, 2017

Accepting The Limitations Of Creativity

Because of the extravagance of those revelations, and so I wouldn't get a big head, I was given the gift of a handicap to keep me in constant touch with my limitations.  (388, The Message Bible) About a month ago, I heard someone who was in a position of power make the statement in front of a group of people that everyone can get their needs met if they are creative enough.  I have been thinking about that statement ever since and I have got to say that it is a bunch of privileged, ableist bullshit. I learned way back in elementary school that needs are the things that keep you alive - you need them to survive.  The fact of the matter is that there will come a day for every single person when they will not be able to use creative means to stop their own death.  We all know that death is as certain as taxes...or do we?  Perhaps for some it is easy to deny that death will ever really happen to them but I seem to have escaped that ability.  I think about death a lot and I do not

Call or Write Senator Isakson

The new healthcare bill has many harmful parts to it that are concerning to me.  Here is a nice summary of what they are: 1. It allows health insurance companies to charge older Americans up to five times more. 2. It repeals the employer mandate, causing many families covered by their employers to lose coverage. 3. It will take insurance away from millions of individuals and cripple state budgets by phasing out the Medicaid expansion. 4. It gives health insurance companies a tax break for CEO pay over $500,000. 5. It defunds Planned Parenthood, leaving millions without access to breast exams, birth control, and pap smears. - Call your representative in Congress. You can dial the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. - Tell your friends to call their representatives in Congress. - Show up at your representative’s town halls. - Spread the word about this plan on Facebook (COPY/PASTE) and other social media It also looks like there will be no insurance cap for those with pre