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

The Meaning of Christmas (according to me)

I’m no preacher, no sage, no Linus Van Pelt; but like most westerners enduring the commercialized chaos of Christmas, I occasionally find myself thinking about what the season might really mean. When I do think about it, here’s where my thinking leads: The meaning of Christmas, like the meaning of life, has to be invented, […]

Does Dartmouth Study Distort Health Spending Data?

In the ongoing health care debate, it seems that we hear more frequently about patients costing too much money, rather than about the vast amounts being hoarded by the profit-hungry corporate insurance system and/or wasted by senseless decisions in both the private and public sector. A current article in the New York Times describes the […]

Question: Would Anyone Really “Hurt the Handicapped”? Answer: It Happens More Than You Think

Is there such a thing as a hate crime based on disability? When President Obama signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law last month, much of the excitement centered around the inclusion of sexual orientation. I too am moved that federal protection has now been extended to LGBT […]