Tag Archives: Occupy

Life on the Street – Occupy Medical Tales

Occupy Medical clinic sets up every Sunday in downtown Eugene, Oregon. It is a free street clinic being run as a living example of what patient driven care looks like. This is how single payer changes healthcare. It brings humanity … Continue reading

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Wall Street Brunch – Snarky Skits

Dick: Lovely day for a champagne brunch. Mike: The light breeze from the Wall Street terrance is rather bracing, wouldn’t you say? John: Quite, quite. I gathered you both here today to celebrate our new raises. Each of us, as … Continue reading

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The Fickle Edge of Leadership

The crowd was edgy. Most people were dispirited by the recent decision by the grand jury not to indict the cop who murdered Michael Brown. None were surprised by the action. Most were frustrated by the fact that they weren’t … Continue reading

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My Love Letter to the NSA

My husband is the cohost of a show called “Occupy Radio”. True to its name, it focuses on issues that inspired the Occupy movement. This week, he and his cohost, Rivera Sun, designed a show focusing on the recent transgressions … Continue reading

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Snow Day Philosophy

The day was not promising to be easy. Ice had hardened the snow on the streets of our little town in a chunky mass. Tree limbs were falling from the sudden weight of the ice. They popped like fireworks and … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Feet

I am not a big church person any more. I was raised in a strict Christian household but I abandoned the church in my 20s. Although I have retained a tight moral code which was founded on my faith, I … 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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