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  1. Hi, Michael: Thank you for your kind words and good wishes! I will keep you all updated on what happens. Years ago I had some non-medical word processing clients of my own. Perhaps it is time to do that again. I have one friend who is an insurance adjuster, and and he wants me to transcribe a witness statement. I guess for me the take-away from this is that I should have done more homework and investigated further what the actual job situation was in this town to which we moved. I had assumed I'd have that one medical transcription job forever--well, nothing is secure anymore. I was char
  2. Ii am going to go ahead and apologize for asking for help. This is embarrassing for me, actually kind of shameful. As I think I've already posted, we moved from the high desert of Lancaster, California to the high desert of Kingman, Arizona back at the end of May 2013. We brought our medical transcription jobs with us. I had been working for the same Armenian boss for over 16-1/2 years, and currently have over 20 years of eperience in this field. Sam has about a third of my experience in terms of number of years, but has developed into a very good MT after having taken an online course. We
  3. Hi, Michael: Thank you for your good wishes and kind words. I have gone to some of those websites and applied. I hope I find something soon. My skills are still pretty good, even after more than 20 years of doing this kind of work. Peter, thank you also for your reply!
  4. Hello folks... this is Pam Maltzman; haven't been here in a while. In the last week, I got an e-mail from the Estate of Barbara Branden, notifying me of a memorial for her to be held soon. The event is free except that they are asking for a donation of $15, and there will be refreshments. I believe it is being held at the Wilshire Ebell Theater. This should be an interesting, major social event, in addition to being a way to pay respects to Barbara Branden. If you wish me to forward a copy of this e-mail, please e-mail me at pbmaltzman@yahoo.com. Or let me know how I can post it here. We
  5. After seeing your story, I'm beginning to think that posting anything personal on any website on the Internet at any time is, unfortunately, an invitation to certain loonies to abuse you. Certainly, it seems at times as if anything you say can be misunderstood (intentionally or not) and later be used against you. I endured some abuse in childhood as well... stuff which definitely went beyond "correction" all the way to sheer meanness, and I too get upset when people abuse their kids in public... but on the other hand, I've also seen people who do nothing to correct their offspring's obnoxious
  6. I believe I read that they've done an autopsy, but I can't remember what the results were. However, you can probably find it on either Yahoo, Drudge, or a number of other news websites. Or just Google her name.
  7. I occasionally read the NoodleFood blog... someone named "Wanda" was brave enough to ask when Diana Hsieh was going to apologize publicly for her treatment of Chris Sciabarra... Diana answered "When hell freezes over." She also apparently thinks Chris actually deserved what she did to him. Wow. Un-f******g-believable. Just damn.
  8. Judith, I'm with you on Florida. I lived there for almost 10 years as a kid, and still have relatives back there. However, the last time I visited in the summer, although my uncle's house and car have air conditioning, I never felt like I got completely dry until I was half-way back to California on the plane.
  9. There also could be a couple of things you could do to chelate out at least some of the mercury in your tissues. I have read that eating the herb cilantro can help with this. At some point you also might consider either IV or oral EDTA chelation therapy. I haven't been to a dentist in many years, but eventually I want my mercury fillings taken out too. I've just got a lot of other bills which have to be taken care of first.
  10. I'm in Lancaster, California, about an hour's drive north of Los Angeles, up in the high desert. It's been snowing here too. Several inches are on the ground. The outside temperature was about 33 degrees Fahrenheit this afternoon.
  11. I don't have any good advice, but I would like to offer my condolences. I'm sorry that your husband couldn't have found enough reasons to live.
  12. Well, a celebration is in order! Happy Birthday to you, Kat!
  13. Have you ever heard him sing "I Believe I'm Gonna Love You"? It's not one of his better-known songs... I think it was written by some obscure songwriter housewife in Texas (?). Anyway, I first heard it on a Long Beach, CA radio station that played love songs (before it went Hispanic!), and I tracked it down. I still have a recording on cassette tape. It would be a good song for a wedding. A lot of folks criticize Sinatra because he was often not musically correct (out of tune!), but I like some of his work.
  14. I met Vince Miller a few times over the last 10+ years. For some reason, he always liked me and always gave me a hug whenever we met. My favorite anecdote about him, however, is this: A few years ago, I made the last installment payment on and took possession of my weapon at a local pawn shop which then had a gun department (new and used). I had proudly bought myself a hammerless .38 special revolver by Taurus. I took it with me that evening to the Karl Hess Club, one of the few remaining libertarian supper clubs in the Los Angeles area. Vince Miller was there that night. I took out my ne
  15. I especially loved his routine about "Stuff."
  16. Barring a court challenge, and even if incandescents aren't gonna be banned until 2014, some varieties of incandescent bulbs are already getting harder to find. I was just in Wal-Mart tonight, and narrow-based, 25-watt, flame-shaped specialty bulbs (for a few lamps around here) were out of stock, and I was told they weren't planning to stock them anymore. Same for light bulbs for appliances (refrigerators). So... I'm going to start stocking up as I find the bulbs I need and have the extra money. I hope there is a court challenge to this stupid ban. Not to mention that a lot of us are either
  17. Don't forget that Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski has also treated brain tumors, albeit not with surgery or radiation, but with antineoplastons. That would be another reason to cross the border.
  18. I'll keep folks posted here on the progress. A list of the books available should be available by the middle of May. If anyone is interested, the list can probably be e-mailed to you. Thanks again for your good wishes and your suggestions.
  19. Things are coming together. I'm in awe of networking. I e-mailed all my libertarian contacts, and also posted here and on the Yahoo Left Libertarian 2 list. Friends of Ken's are going to catalogue the collection. Some other friends are going to help Debbie sell the books for a good price. It's as if people are coming together to help with the library as a sort of final tribute to Ken. I'm glad I could play a small part in helping to get this done. Once the cataloguing is done, things should move fairly quickly in terms of selling the books.
  20. Chris, thanks for your suggestions. I will pass them along to Debbie next time I e-mail her. Pam
  21. Debbie Gregg, Ken's widow, wishes to sell his library. Right now I am waiting for permission to publish more, but if anyone is interested, e-mail me and I will put you in contact with Debbie Gregg. Way back when, Ken had an impressive library of books regarding the history of the idea of freedom, among other things. He also had a fair collection of SF. I can only imagine how gargantuan the collection must have gotten in the years between my association with him and his untimely passing. The problem is, the collection is not catalogued, and Debbie is not in a position to catalogue it. I thi
  22. Sorry to nitpick, but I believe the boy's name is Elian Gonzalez.
  23. Oh, no. I knew he had been battling prostate cancer for some time. This sounds like a second primary cancer. I remember that some of Marshall's friends had tried to encourage him, when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, to try some alternative medicine, but he declined. I haven't seen Marshall for a long time, but when I had run into him in the past, we always exchanged a bear hug. I'm a big woman and he's a big man, so it was a nice change from the usual. Well, I hope he beats the odds, but pancreatic cancer is especially nasty. Pam
  24. Barbara, thanks for posting Dirge Without Music. I've always rather liked it too. Pam Maltzman
  25. I just received an e-mail from Debbie Gregg today, informing me that Ken passed away in his sleep early this morning. R.I.P. Kenneth Roger Gregg. Pam Maltzman