Asheville Bubbles at the Top

It’s interesting how Facebook friends can stretch all across the globe. I have a few FB friends living in Asheville, NC, and I’ve got to say, they win the award for interesting FB conversations.  I have liked Asheville, even before I knew anybody from there (except knowing of Thomas Wolfe, LHA).  I believe T.W. got

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Homogenized?

We assume that television and the Internet have homogenized society, while the opposite is true. People of like mind flock together like geese flying this direction or that, regardless of the season. Waffle House at 2am? It’s all the same people. Four different churches on the same intersection siphon their own like minded from the

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The Devil on Facebook

I’ve noticed that some of my friends on Facebook post comments regarding this or that activity of the devil, plus the detailed comments of their friends regarding an actual full-blooded devil.  Honestly, I’m struck by the fact that educated, intelligent people factor the devil as still roaming the world, seeking whom to devour, a devil

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My Mother’s Knee Replacement

True story. I visited my parents a few months ago only to discover my 81 year-old mother limping.  She said her doctor told her she needed knee-replacement surgery, which is covered under Medicare.  She did not want her knee replaced even though it was slowing her down.  My father, who likes to get-about fast, had been

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Random Health Screenings

This is your brand new car (below) and somebody just took your keys and drove-off in it, 100-percent legally. This happened to my client recently.   He is mega-smart, works out, does yoga, is super healthy.   A random health screening at his office turned up a low reading on his white blood cell count.  This

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Hospital Safety/Marketing Continued

One other aspect of hospital marketing is the demands of the patient.   I worked with an emergency room doctor who complained that his patients sometimes demanded a certain prescription by name.  I asked him what he did.  He said that studies show that “patients feel their emergency room visit is not complete” unless they

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