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2009 August – Laura Hershey: Writer, Poet, Activist, Consultant
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Posts from ‘August, 2009’

Two Quick News Items

I have two quick news items to share with visitors to this blog: First, A new book entitled Fire in the Soul: 100 Poems for Human Rights, soon to be published by New Internationalist in conjunction with Amnesty International, includes my poem “You Get Proud By Practicing.” It also features poets from around the world, […]

My Proposed Formula for Health Care Rationing

In response to my recent article in U.S. News & World Report, and to some of my blog posts, several people have pointed out this indisputable fact: Resources being finite, some form of rationing is inevitable and necessary. I agree. So I propose that we start freeing up dollars to improve and expand medical and […]

Putting My U.S. News & World Report Article in Perspective

I had an op-ed essay opposing futile care policies and health care rationing published in the August 2009 issue of U.S. News & World Report. The print magazine hit newsstands several weeks ago, and yesterday it was posted on the magazine’s website. Shortly after I submitted my essay, I started hearing some Republicans criticizing President […]

Three Haiku from My Recent Camping Trip

I’m not sure whether the plural of haiku is “haiku” or “haikus.” Poetry experts, let me know what you think. I do know, however, that supposedly “minor” language questions can actually be significant in terms of conveying information. For example, when I was planning our camping trip last week, I checked the web page for […]