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Lessons from My Inner Dog

Cats dominate my life. They grossly outnumber the human family members in my house. I don’t remember searching for a cat to add to my life for many years and yet, here they are. They lounge on couches, have food … 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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The Inner Superhero

My youngest son is secretly a superhero. I used to think of him as being a ornery, teen version of Clark Kent with a video game obsession. He has worked hard to convince us that his only interests in life … 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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Tribute to Mom

I wrote the following obituary for my mother a few days after she passed. At her memorial service, a man came up to me who had been working in the kitchen to pass out refreshments in the basement of my … 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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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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Occupy Medical Clinic is Born*

Occupy Medical started as a humble first aid tent at the Occupy Eugene site on October 15, 2011. A handful of medically trained volunteers began to serve the movement with their specialized skills. We had a pop-up canopy, a few … Continue reading

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The Jester Hat

What I love about Occupy is the exciting people. Occupiers are, as a rule, no-nonsense, movers and shakers. They have big ideas. They make big plans. They organize big events. They have big mouths. Often, they have big, foot-sized mouths. … Continue reading

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