12 years later I remember 9-11-2001. The vivid proof that the ideals of democracy and personal freedoms are violently opposed by some in the world. The conflict between the ideals of radical Islam and Western democratic ideals is more obvious and widespread today.
My country is far from perfect. There are many things I would change. Yet I firmly believe that “democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” We know that human beings are imperfect, but we should strive to do our best.
Katie Bries, ARNP, has joined our staff as a Nurse Practitioner. Her expertise is in Adult and Geriatric Medicine. This will allow us to make the most of the time we have with each patient. She began seeing patients on her own Friday. At last!
Katie has been a nurse for 18 years. She now has completed her Masters degree as a Nurse Practitioner at Allen College. Last spring she did a clinical rotation in our office. Impressed with our success in bone health, osteoporosis prevention and treatment, she accepted a position with us.
Aunt Henrietta is celebrating her 89th birthday, and 4 1/2 years without a fracture! This is a major victory for her. She is one of our many stars!
Despite starting on enough calcium and enough vitamin D over 6 years ago, Henrietta broke one wrist, then the other wrist, and finally a shoulder. Finally she added osteoporosis medications. Despite falling all the way down the attic stairs, she has not broken anything since.
I love the natural world. I have reveled in the progression of different native flowers from the bloodroots in March through the Queen Anne’s lace now fading. I look forward to the New England asters which will herald the Monarch butterfly migration.
Goldenrod is beautiful, and important to many species of bees, butterflies, and other insects. But Goldenrod blooms at the same time as Ragweed, and I am lying on a bed of thorns.