Bound to Happen

I wasn’t feeling great. I traveled. I talked. And now my voice is shot.

Sometimes the hoarse thing translates into sexy, but not this go-around. Think less Demi Moore and more frog.

Trainposting Derailed but Health Care Reform On Track

I tried to update while en route to and from NYC, but something’s askew in Blogger on my berry. While I can input a title and text, I can’t actually post because there’s no “publish post” button on the screen. Anyone have any idea what’s wrong? If so, drop me a note.

Anyway, I am back in DC feeling like the trip was a success. The doctors we met with are totally jazzed about getting involved in lobbying their Members for real health reform which includes the choice of a public health insurance plan. It was inspiring to see physicians who truly care about what’s going to be best for their patients. I really hope this is just the beginning.

In other encouraging news, Jim Rutenberg’s got a profile of Rick Scott in the NYT today, and we got our 2 cents in:

“He’s a great symbol from our point of view,” said Richard J. Kirsch, the national campaign manager for Health Care for America Now. “We cannot have a better first person to attack health care reform than someone who ran a company that ripped off the government of hundreds of millions of dollars.”

And while in a meeting just now, I got news that the Congressional Progressive Caucus sent a letter to leadership saying they will not support reform that doesn’t include the choice of a public health insurance plan. Here’s a copy:


Guilty Pleasure Reminder

I wish I’d found this card to post last Friday.

No Fooling

It sucks to be under the weather when I want to do nothing more than walk the city. The doc said he thinks I just caught the little bug that’s been going around, and it’s simply a sleep, hydrate, and eat tylenol kind of thing. Huge bummer and lousy timing.

Anyway, last night’s presentation went well, and then people stuck around afterwards to watch Sick Around America on PBS. It’s online here if you’ve got a spare hour and are curious. I didn’t learn anything new, but I’m steeped in this all day everyday. If you’re at all curious, it’s worth the time. It’ll make you mad, but that’s the point. Anger moves people, and what we need right now is everyone who thinks it shouldn’t be this way in our country to demand Congress do something about it once and for all.

Feels Like Home

Some people find Manhattan overwhelming. They think the big city’s too much – too fast, too crowded, too packed with sights and sounds. I’m just the opposite. Even when I came to NYC as a kid, it felt right. It’s why I moved here when I could for the first time about a decade ago, and it’s why every time I come back, I reconnect with a part of my psyche that basks in the unconventionality and the chaos.

It’d be tough to set up shop here again without the financial means to maintain the lifestyle to which I’ve grown accustomed (read: living in an apt larger than a teacup), but given the chance to be here more often than I have in the past couple of years, I’d take it. No doubt. It’s great to be back.