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Poetry

Fear And Love

I wish I could make the argument that a river / and a sunset plus a calm disregard of the ego / are enough.

By Jim Moore June 2019
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Routine

I take the test, grade myself strictly, and add up the points. The result is that I’m likely an alcoholic and should seek treatment as soon as possible. I take the test again and grade myself more forgivingly, because forgiveness is a virtue.

By Jacob Aiello April 2019
One Nation, Indivisible

April 2019

Featuring John Taylor Gatto, Olga García Echeverría, Katy Butler, and more.

April 2019
Quotations

Sunbeams

When I was poor and complained about inequality they said I was bitter; now that I’m rich and I complain about inequality they say I’m a hypocrite. I’m beginning to think they just don’t want to talk about inequality.

Russell Brand

April 2019
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Cure For Racism Is Cancer

This strange country of cancer, it turns out, is the true democracy — one more real than the nation that lies outside these walls and more authentic than the lofty statements of politicians; a democracy more incontrovertible than platitudes or aspiration.

In the country of cancer everyone is simultaneously a have and a have-not. In this land no citizens are protected by property, job description, prestige, and pretensions; they are not even protected by their prejudices. Neither money nor education, greed nor ambition, can alter the facts. You are all simply cancer citizens, bargaining for more life.

By Tony Hoagland September 2018
Poetry

In The Dermatologist’s Office, Again

The cancer he wanted / to cut out of my back / somehow disappeared / in the month / since the biopsy.

By Robert Tremmel July 2018
The Sun Interview

The End Of Insurance?

Andrew Coates On Fixing Our Broken Healthcare System

It’s appalling that one person’s illness would be an opportunity for another to make money. The care of human beings should not be a commodity.

By Tracy Frisch March 2018
The Dog-Eared Page

The World Of Love

If you are going to deal with the issue of health in the modern world, you are going to have to deal with much absurdity.

By Wendell Berry March 2018
One Nation, Indivisible

March 2018

Featuring Ralph Nader, Katy Butler, Krista Bremer, and more.

March 2018
Quotations

Sunbeams

Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

World Health Organization

March 2018