Saturday, January 15, 2011

a weekend for dreams and worries

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Martin Luther King Jr.
Pennsylvania state-subsidized adultBasic medical insurance runs out of money at the end of February. 42,000 insured and almost half a million on the waiting list awake daily heading for the largest one-day loss of health insurance in State history. Pennsylvania subsidized health insurance for low income people to end  
 “The good neighbor looks beyond the external accidents and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and, therefore, brothers.” MLK
Smiles tell the story of the “Exceptional Rodeo” for people with disabilities far better than words. Clicking on the picture opens the picture gallery from First Frontier Prorodeo at the Pennsylvania Farm Show.
  “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” MLK

Just over 100,000 houses were taken over by banks in 2005, before the housing market bust. … 1.05 million homes were seized by banks last year. 1.2 million are estimated to be repossessed this year. 2010's record-breaking foreclosure crisis: By the numbers  
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" MLK
Safe Harbour protects children and their families from the cold. ... this huge uptick in donations couldn't have come at a better time … the donations received will ensure that each of the children residing at Safe Harbour is taken care of for the remainder of the winter season. Safe Harbour exceeds fundraising goal  
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” MLK
Caregivingly Yours, Patrick Leer 


  1. How inspiring, you included the finest of the best, if that's possible for such a one as Dr. King. Here in NJ as someone collecting my paid-for SSI Disability, I know that'll be cut along with my Medicaid. It almost seems we're being given a picture of something worth going back into the streets to protect - the right to use the benefits we paid for when we could work. I'm so ashamed of how this gov'mt has been looted for years, with no one the wiser - until now when it's far too late. VERY good post. Thanks Patrick.

  2. Very good post. I am angry at our government but I don't know how to fix the problem.

  3. I do not know how to fix the problems, but does sound like Safe Harbour is a great start


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