I’m Not a Doctor, But I Play One in DC —

Pain Week is a publication specifically for Pain Doctors, one I haven’t heard of before. This mini article and Podcast shine a light on a topic those who suffer from chronic pain already know. Pain medication is not being prescribed when needed and specialized pain care is dwelling. This Podcast is very interesting, we now […]

I’m Not a Doctor, But I Play One in DC —

So, We Were Right

Art by Rob Goldstein

The Work to Make Life Fair                   The Work to Make Life Fair

I didn’t think I would live to see the 14th Amendment rights of GLBTQ people affirmed by The Supreme Court of the United States.

In the rush to celebrate we also need to remember that this changes nothing for children born into poverty in the United States.

Laws can be reversed and rights taken away,
and nothing will ever silence or stop the haters.

We must to fight to keep what we have earned.

Perhaps the closeness of the ruling reflects the tenuousness of this fresh legal insight into the rights of same-sex couples to love and marry as they please.

But there it is; proof that we can change the world.

I should feel joy.

I should be on the phone and celebrating with friends.

It took over 40 years and the blackest night of the 1980’s but I’ve lived to…

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I am the Government and I am You.

Art by Rob Goldstein

I Beleive I Believe

May is National Mental Health Month
The ongoing sight of our elderly and disabled living their last days in filth on our city streets fill me with shame.
It’s hard to believe that it wasn’t always like this.
Most people aged 60 and over remember when it wasn’t.
For me, the question is not what the government should do about it.
We are the government.
The question is what are we going to do as people to correct a fatal mistake in public policy?
The policy of deinstitutionalization was premised on the idea that human rights and class mobility are a national priority.

“We as a Nation have long neglected the mentally ill and the mentally retarded. This neglect must end, if our nation is to live up to its own standards of compassion and dignity and achieve the maximum use of its manpower. This tradition of…

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