Monthly Archives: January 2012

Chapter 46 — Dog Talk and People Talk

Greta speaks some limited English.  Most of her friends do, too, having picked up  enough to get by.  It’s the same situation we would face if we lived in Italy for a year and wanted to do a little better … Continue reading

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Chapter 45 — Hospital Tales Redux

(Continued from Chapter 44) Dr. Beatsme had no answer to why I couldn’t breathe and Nurse Ineptia was planning  to treat me without  knowing what was wrong when I left the hospital emergency room after four frustrating hours.   They had … Continue reading

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Chapter 44 — Holiday Hospital Tales

First,  the obvious:  no one enters a hospital voluntarily on holidays,  and if even the employees—from the security guards to the doctors–would all rather be at a party, who could blame them?   But if you have to be there, you … Continue reading

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