Some Politics to Start the New Year


Well it's been almost six months since I've posted anything. I just couldn't. But it is January 1 and the beginning of a new year so I'm getting back on the horse. My parents wouldn't have wanted it any other way. I agree. So with mom and dad always in my heart and mind, I'll begin again.

I guess politics is as good a place to start as anywhere. Controversial, yes, but generally not boring. So here we go.

My politics are most influenced and informed by my faith. In fact, I will start a class in a couple of weeks in Xavier University's Theology Department on "The New Testament and Politics." I can't wait. First we will look at the political context influencing the writers of Christian scripture then we will examine the relevance of those writings to todays' politics. Should be fascinating---I'll keep you updated.

For now, suffice it to say, that I am thrllled that no one can any longer be denied health insurance in the United States because they have a pre-existing condition. Many of my patients have no health insurance and I live with someone who cannot buy insurance because she has diabetes. That is wrong, period. So I am grateful that this practice will soon end.

With that I will say, "Happy New Year" to everyone. You will be hearing more from me now.