journalism, NonFiction, politics, Psychology, writing

No Justice for the Poor

It is well-known that Justice for the poor is rarely met. https://www.scu.edu/ethics/focus-areas/more/resources/equal-justice-under-law/ https://worldjusticeproject.org/sites/default/files/486481access_to_justice_in_the_united_states_virginia_lawyer_12-10.pdf In speaking to a legal representative about a case I was involved in, he told me that lawyers often defer to professionals even in cases where professionals have acted unethically. He further told me that he suspected it was all relative to how much… Continue reading No Justice for the Poor

History, journalism, NonFiction, politics, Psychology

Trump = Obama?

I tripped across this email lodged in a 2008 file. I was an Obama supporter. The email pretty much speaks for itself. I’m going to go a bit Jim Murray -esk here.  I do not generally do politics.  I relegate it to parlor talk.  Politics generates too much passion.  But I get involved on a meager level… Continue reading Trump = Obama?

writing

John Nelson

  John just sent me an email about this.  I'm hoping he will join us here on bebee.com.  John was my favorite writing instructor. "Antioch Review Author to Appear in "Pushcart Prize XLII: Best of the Small Presses (2018 edition) "Author John R. Nelson’s piece “Funny Bird Sex” will appear in The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses (2018… Continue reading John Nelson

Chronic Illness, Medical

Beverly Hospital

Institutional Trauma: America's Holocaust   We’ll call our protagonist Rosa. But Rosa is not fictional—she is a real person. Rosa was resting in her home, watching television, and waiting for the opportunity to reach her doctor in order to obtain a referral to get a bed in a good hospital. She had a bed only if her doctor responded.… Continue reading Beverly Hospital

NonFiction, politics, Psychology, writing

I, We, You, and Me What’s the Bottom Line?

I went to physical therapy yesterday. I met Shira, a very competent professional. As we were working on my hands, I began to recount my experiences as a child, and she said, “I don’t want to hear it.” I told her five children die every day from parental abuse and that was the particular brick wall I… Continue reading I, We, You, and Me What’s the Bottom Line?