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.
The peonies are already starting to send up their stocks. Mid February is much too early for them.
And by Fergie, I am not referring to the former Duchess of York.
Oh my lord…..
From Panda Express yesterday:
I wonder what is about to change!?