The week that was ...
For a number of years now, we have not been in Cooperstown for the spring season. And we must admit that we had quite forgotten what it is like. But since we decided that travel was not on the docket for this year, we have become reacquainted with the Cooperstown spring. And we must say we rather enjoyed it with the possible exception of occasional uncalled for snow and seemingly frigid temperatures.
May 23, 2013
Imagine what might have been ...
A while back we got a telephone call from a reader of this column wanting to know why we had not written a column in support of Otsego Manor continuing to be owned and operated by Otsego County. And even though we have followed the debate over this issue in the newspaper, we readily admitted we did not feel we knew enough about the situation to take a stand.
The importance of speaking up ...
Over the years we have come to understand that, in writing a weekly column, it is not possible to always please everyone. And such was the case with our column that ran at the end of March in which we wrote about our experience as in inpatient following a total hip replacement.
April 25, 2013
Easter brought plenty of dinners to attend
We are most happy to report that we did very well this year in the "Easter Dinner" category. In fact, we managed to take in two such dinners, the first of which was a family get-together held on Saturday night at the Fly Creek home of Alice and Harvey Eckler.
Not just the cost of health care matters ...
After last week's column regarding billing procedures within the health care industry, we have been asked if we have an opinion regarding the quality of health care regardless of its cost. And while we cannot speak to the overall quality of health care in the country, we can answer the question when it comes to our own experience, most particularly our inpatient experience, with the quality of the health care system locally.
March 28, 2013
Healthcare exposé shocking, sick
Written by Steven Brill, the article, "Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us," explains, in what we found to be rather grim detail, why the cost of medicine seems so very, very high.
'This is Your Brain on Music'
We note that the next meeting of the Literary Discussion Group, sponsored by the Women's Club of Cooperstown, will be held on Thursday, March 28, at 2:30 p.m. at the Village of Cooperstown Library. The book selection for the meeting will be "This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession" by Daniel J. Levitin. Vivian Steinberg will lead the discussion of the book. The meeting is open to the public.