it’s Suomi not Finland

I have friends in Suomi which most people call Finland; but the citizens of Finland (Suomi) just let everybody call it Finland. They like to please so they go along with it. It would be like if we let everybody called the USA, Cowboyland and we would nod our heads and say lepakkeerrtoo. … which…

take a quick look

I’m delighted to have five poems up at Taos Journal of International Poetry & Art. Another dream come true… Many thanks to editors Veronica Golos and Catherine Strisik for taking my work. via 5 Poems up at Taos Journal of International Poetry & Art — O at the Edges

Confessions of an Enabler

I was a health care insurance agent for 25 years. My client retention rate was far above average. I totally endorse the ACA as it’s a step in the right direction. We are far from out of the conundrum crisis created by Blue Cross and Blue Shield the leader in healthcare coverage. The Blues were…

AIN’T IT THE TRUTH

Martina Misar-Tummeltshammer1. Pretend to enjoy myself when I’m actually fucking miserable. 2. Sit through something painfully awful just because I don’t want to be rude. 3. Act like my life is great on social media when in reality I just sit home alone most of the time. 4. Use social media at all. I hate… via…

Stop the Healthcare CEO

My first group healthcare plan cost $39 per month and it excluded preexisting conditions. It payed a flat $800 for maternity coverage. Kids were kicked off the plan on their 19th birthday. The ACA is not perfect but it is a step in the right direction. “One Plan One Payer” or in other words Medicare…

The Solution to National Healthcare

Letter to one of my overpaid and underworked Senators. A member of the do nothing Senate. You should consider writing your elected officials today. Do you know who to write?   Greetings Senator Portman, Please don’t be mislead by your advisors regarding the ACA and the remedies. I sold, consulted, and administered healthcare plans throughout…

Poets United

Originally posted on Bonnie McClellan’s Weblog: In my previous post, Language’s Power: across the universe, I mentioned the power of language to create and transmit images across time and space, a pas de deux between writer and reader. How far back can we travel through time? One of the many inspiring things I encountered in…

My shit smells wonderful and i’m really rich

and believe me I will be the greatest jobs creator ever and my shit smells like primrose and I’m really rich and I lost $913 million in one year but that was my strategy to not pay taxes and that makes me the greatest American ever. I didn’t serve my country but I did go…

Stay out of hospitals and diseased ridden clinics.

The VA is a failed promise of WW2. Congress has failed to fund the needs of our heros. It’s like sending a letter for ten cents. IT CAN’T BE DONE ON A DIME. The model for excellent medical delivery is across the pond. The high cost of our capitalistic delivery is taxing all of our…

They are throwing our money away

Who’s throwing our money away? The Insurance Industry …. THE BIG CRAP SHOOT The Affordable Healthcare Act is doing what it is intended to do. The Obamacare is just an interim step to ONE PLAN ONE PAYER. The sooner we get Insurance companies out of the healthcare equation the better. The only reason they were…

Down The Stretch They Come

OK I WAS WRONG I STUCK MY NECK OUT AND THEY CUT MY HEAD OFF HINDSIGHT IS 20/20 Why you should bet against the hockey horse Nyquist 1. Nyquist can’t go the distance; the Derby is longer than he has ever run. (watch his last race) 2. He is undefeated and very few Derby winners…