Elevator Urinators

Lynne Patton, the regional director of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, is planning to actually live, for a few weeks, in some of the buildings in her charge. This is newsworthy enough to be worth a blog post on its own, and I tip my hat to the...

Evangeline Below The Sum Line

EDITOR’S NOTE: This essay is the second in a series about the plight of street people and how our system mishandles them. The USA spends twice on healthcare what the next highest spender in the world does (with poor results). The healthcare industry is the...

Evangeline’s Loop

A disclaimer: To preserve confidentiality, this patient’s name has been changed, and “she” is a composite of several people,. The incidents affirmed here are otherwise factual as witnessed directly by the author. This article will be followed up at a...

Swift-Kick Amnesia

At work one day (I’m a paramedic in New York City), I was called to a Subway sandwich shop by a manager concerned over a customer. He met us outside and said it was about a lady who had been there all day, and whom he found unreceptive when he went over to talk...