My little cabaret concert is over. I am relieved. The audience seemed to have a good time, and I certainly left some of my soul on the stage.
My youngest sister and her youngest son came to visit from Lee’s Summit.
Here are some photos from Tuesday.
I did my part in this on Wednesday as I called the bank, and then emailed them, asking them to do the right thing.
I’m glad to have been a teensy part of a movement whose time has come!
I had my annual physical a couple of weeks ago.
Generally good health, except for weight. All my labs were normal.
And today I received the bill.
Zero dollars for me to pay, thanks to a Cadillac insurance policy through my employer.
The total for the whole whiz-bang (office visit plus all lab work and a flu vaccine) came to a whopping $985. Insurance pre-negotiated much of that down. My office visit charge (Established Patient, Physical) was $285, of which insurance paid the clinic $111.16 for the brief time I spent with the nurse, and the 20 minutes with the doctor, plus all overhead.
One lab charge was $275, negotiated down to $27 to run by CBC.
- this is a racket.
- how does anyone without insurance afford this kind of preventative care at all?
Many words will be published this week about Billy Graham, who died Wednesday morning.
I shall simply say that he was riveting as an evangelist.
Sometime in the 1970s, Billy Graham brought a week-long crusade to Kansas City. I sang for a night or two in the choir at the meetings at Kemper Arena, and attended his final Sunday evening crusade meeting at Royals Stadium.
He was a model of integrity and probity in a field often filled with conniving con-men.
And his message of love and forgiveness is the true message of the Gospel.
My favorite photo . . . EVER . . . of me conducting a choir . . . .
This is from my final concert with the Jacomo Chorale in Blue Springs, Missouri, February 1999.