Monthly Archives: October 2012

Remember me, Sue?

Sue Duncan is one of my most important people. In addition to changing the lives of hundreds (even thousands) of poor African-American kids on the Southside of Chicago, she changed the lives of many, many University of Chicago students who, … Continue reading

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What I want to be when I grow up: a senior gypsy

Read more about what it takes here.

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Cultures of the body

I’ve experienced one difference between health care in the US in Sweden that has nothing to do with how folks pay for health care. Instead it is a cultural difference tapping into very different ideas about the body. In my … Continue reading

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Inside “Socialized” Medicine

Here’s how it works. All legal residents of the country have full access to the national health care system. Shortly after arrival newcomers like me are sent paperwork to fill out. They are asked for some of the details of … Continue reading

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Party politics: Why can’t we have that?

Another post in my series of posts whining about things that they have in other places but that we don’t have in the US. The political system in the US is broken.¬†The clincher for me was this few minutes¬†in which … Continue reading

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