Tag Archives: Poverty

Bert & Ida

My siblings and I grew up in a working class community, one of the last strongholds of the east coast fish cannery industry. We were lucky because we were raised by two generations of educators and influenced by an assortment … Continue reading

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Unbelievable News

I watch FSTV every so often but never before bed, too scary. It’s human nature to be concerned only with individual survival. Paying attention is laborious. Excess hasn’t done anything for humanity. In the US we’ve become a medicated nation because … Continue reading


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Welfare Reform

According to the Congressional Budget Office $921B is spent on programs that could be described as welfare. The huge number is contrary to what I’d like to believe but I can’t pretend it’s not there just because I don’t want … Continue reading

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Downeast Maine

My husband and I went downeast today. In the broadest sense, downeast covers the coastal area from Maine’s Penobscot Bay to the Canadian border, but to me, downeast means Washington county only. Each of us has a history there. There is … Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood

It is a disappointment to see the Susan G. Komen Foundation withdraw support for Planned Parenthood under political pressure. As a POOR (although I didn’t recognize myself as being poor, perpetually broke yes, poor no, I had enough to eat, … Continue reading

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Sick Maine

In the Great State of Maine, government is getting rid of all the slackers by reducing Medicaid coverage with the hope they’ll do the decent thing and DIE. DHHS’s Mary Mayhew and Gov. LePage are introducing the supplemental budget to … Continue reading

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