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Where to start is always the quandry I find myself in when it comes to writing. I love to write but I sometimes wonder if what I am about to write is even worth the effort and if it is I always seem to struggle with where to start with my thoughts.  Someone said that writing is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration.  The person that said that must have done a lot of writing because they know what they are talking about.  Something else that I heard at a meetup last year really was funny but true.  This person said that writing involves vomiting on the page and then going back later and having to clean up.  The word picture does not leave much to be desired when it comes to the mental image however that is the analogy that I think about when I try to get started. 

We are already more than halfway through March 2010 and tax time is upon us.  Once again the IRS is forcing us to be accountable for the taxes we did or did not pay.  For the first time in a long time it appears that we are due a refund thanks to both of us being full time students.  I heard the other day that the IRS is going to be the governmental agency in charge of the new nationwide healthcare plan.  I know that there are a lot of folks that are up in arms over this new health care reform.  I am like most people in that I feel that there are some flaws with the plan.  I also believe that there are some positives with regards to the plan.  One of the very good changes that will take place is that people in America that can not afford to purchase health care benefits will now be able to see a doctor when they need to see the doctor.  My family has experienced what it is like to be underemployed and not have an employer subsidized or sponsored medical health care plan.  On several occasions I have had to drive across town to a free clinic just to get my blood pressure medicine prescritption written because I did not have insurance nor could I afford 120.00 just to see the doctor so he could write the prescription. 

One of the other positives about this health plan is that the insurance companies that now control what kind of test or procedure that you may or may not have will no longer have control over our health care needs.  I am not sure that putting our health care into the hands of our federal government is the answer either.  Will our government make better choices than the monolithic insurance companies that preceded them or will they be even worse with our medical needs? Will the medical profession be able to keep up with the increased demand of people that now will be able to receive care or will there be huge waiting lists that will require for us to wait for months on end before we can be seen for anything?

I have another 5 or 6 weeks and Spring semester for Trident Technical College will be over.  I have to admit that I am looking forward to a mental break from school for two months because I am taking the summer off.  It appears that we will be moving at the end of May or the beginning of June since our landlord has been forced to put the house we are in on the market.  I hope that our landlord who is also a friend will be able to sell their home quickly and that we will be able to move out to West Ashley which will put us halfway between Duck Ditch where we go to church and Kiawah where I work.  This will also put us closer to the Seacoast West Ashley church where the teens attend Groundswell on Sunday afternoons. 

This Saturday 40,000 people will be filling downtown Charleston as they attend the annual bridge run and walk.  I can not imagine how crowded that is going to be.  I know that I will not be getting anywhere near downtown or the Ravenel bridge come Saturday morning.  I hope that they have good weather and there are no reports of any injuries or major problems.

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