Monthly Archives: October 2011

Life derailed

Yesterday a man wandered into our office, and it was apparent after one minute of “conversation” with him that he has schizophrenia.  He never finished a sentence with the same topic it began, and jumped from one thought to another … Continue reading

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“About a Boy” (2002)

This British film is one of those movies that sticks in your mind, and you find yourself thinking about at odd moments.  The three primary characters are Will (Hugh Grant), Marcus (Nicholas Hoult), and Fiona (Toni Collette).  Will is a man … Continue reading

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Medical gatekeepers

I am dealing with a medical issue that apparently requires me to see a specialist.  My doctor sent a referral to the specialist.  After four business days I had not heard from them, so I politely called.  The person answering … Continue reading

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Rain comes

We have had a dry Summer.  Weather patterns have been unusual all over the world this year, and for us that meant less moisture than usual this Summer.  When I moved to this corner of Northern California in 1976, 100+ … Continue reading

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