To Walk Or Not To Walk: Humanizing Medicare Cuts

medicareWith the debt ceiling deadline date approaching, both sides of the aisle in Congress are scrambling to come up with a spending cut plan that will pass muster when it comes time to vote. No one is quite sure what should stay and what should go — except for one thing, that is. Medicare/Medicaid and Social Security seem to be universally accepted as ripe for the cutting.

Out national debt is somewhere in the neighborhood of fourteen trillion dollars, and it is Continue reading “To Walk Or Not To Walk: Humanizing Medicare Cuts” »

Being Social With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Socializing-With-PeopleExisting in today’s world with Arthritis or any other ailment can be tricky, but it becomes even more of an issue when you have to meet people for the first time. So many different concerns weigh on your mind, it can be nerve-racking. Not to mention the fact that should you happen to somehow injure yourself or otherwise create a problem, you have to suffer through the scrutiny of overly-concerned guests and hosts who are ostensibly strangers. It’s all part of living with a disability, though.

Over the past few weeks, I have had to opportunity to Continue reading “Being Social With Rheumatoid Arthritis” »

Foreign Aid & Domestic First-Aid

americamoney Currently, one of the biggest coverage hogs on the nightly news (besides the Casey Anthony travesty) is the increasingly alarming size of the nationalĀ deficit, and the impending government shutdown due to the debt ceilingĀ not being raised. States are having their budgets slashed left and right, and countries like Greece have actually turned to violence due to the draconian measures taken to save the state from disillusion. What it all comes down to is money, and the fact that everyone needs more of it. Right now, our government still spends money like it is going out of style, though. If we can’t stop them, we should at least be Continue reading “Foreign Aid & Domestic First-Aid” »

Parenting With R.A. – Dare I?

babanddadNow that I am growing older and have found someone who is worthy of consideration for having a family with, I find myself more and more contemplating the concerns that come along with such an undertaking. Having children can be trying for healthy parents, much less one who is disabled. The fears that I have will become real in just a few short years, if all goes to plan, and it’s given me pause as I seriously think about the different responsibilities that I will have to face one day soon.

Throughout my life, Rheumatoid Arthritis has prevented me from Continue reading “Parenting With R.A. – Dare I?” »