Florida Hospital Flagler, Revisited

Ever since the publication of Tour of Two Flagler Hospitals, Florida in this Blog (2/17/2012), I have felt some unease about my unflattering portrayal of Flagler Hospital in Palm Coast, Florida. It couldn’t be that bad, could it? My encounter was after all only one among hundreds and thousands of patient-encounters weekly and yearly at... Continue Reading →

Tour of Two Flager Hospitals in Florida

Henry Flagler was a great man, and most deserving of the memorials which carry his name. The partner of John D. Rockefeller in Standard Oil (himself future first citizen of Ormand Beach), and railroad builder extraordinaire, his Florida East Coast Railway combined railroad station with destination hotel to attract nascent snowbirders to Florida, first to... Continue Reading →

Bright New Idea: Drug Test Welfare Clients

Paul LePage, the Republican Governor of Maine and a Tea Party enthusiast, offered an exciting new idea last week: drug test applicants for welfare. Use drugs and no financial assistance. How cool is that, and this to be done randomly with little cost to the taxpayer. Why hasn't anyone thought of that before, I asked... Continue Reading →

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