Category Archives: Activism

PC Translators

As an activist, I run with an excitable crowd. The same passion that ignites us on issues of national importance, keeps us brewing over a big pot of nothing. Most of these time wasters become exposed as trends in a … Continue reading

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A Little Perspective

Volunteering for Occupy Medical‘s free clinic can get fairly hectic. Paying bills, juggling volunteer schedules, calling for lab orders, running to meetings, and hunting down donations take up quite a bit of my time when we aren’t serving patients. Usually, … Continue reading

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My Scary, Giant Purse

The trunk of my minivan tells strange stories. Most people treat their vehicles like a big purse or backpack. I am no exception. As a healthcare advocate and middle-aged housewife, the mishmash of the radical and the domestic aspects of … Continue reading

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The Panic Sets In

Occupy Medical is a treasure. We are a collection of volunteers that offer free, professional medical service every week at the downtown Eugene Park Blocks. We pull up to the curb with our 35 foot long mobile clinic Sunday mornings … Continue reading

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Taming Bears

Free clinics get all sorts of patients. That is the point actually. Every one can come to Occupy Medical to get free, professional, holistic care no matter what their economic situation is. (We are even nice to rich people.) Some … Continue reading

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Occupy Medical on the Radio

A few weeks ago, our volunteer s at Occupy Medical clinic were interviewed for a story on KLCC. The reporter, Angela Kellner did a wonderful job of telling our story. Listen for yourself. http://www.klcc.org/Feature.asp?FeatureID=4101

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Generations of Fear

My life with Occupy has given me an interesting look into the mind of the generation a few decades below me. These are kids in their 20s and 30s who are bright, motivated and politically in tune. Many of them … Continue reading

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Getting Off my High Horse

My friends have heard me rant before.  I pick up a few causes and flag them around until someone gracefully tells me to shut up. I can get a little noisy up there on my high horse. Sometimes they have … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Bus

Occupy taught me to fear winter. The camp was soggy and cold. Bronchitis swept through the tents like a tsunami. The constant struggle to stay warm and dry wore out our activists. It taught the wiser heads a level of … Continue reading

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America Straps on Training Wheels or Why I Ain’t Callin’ It “Obamacare”

This Thursday, June 28th, 2012, was a victorious day for the American people. The Supreme Court upheld Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), which is popularly known as “Obamacare“. As happy as I am for my fellow citizens, I … Continue reading

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