It’s good news when someone brushes away the tentacles of top-down centralized corporatism to grab the reins of his own destiny:
Dr. Michael Ciampi took his practice back from Mercy health system after finding that patient care was too impersonal. He also stopped accepting insurance and Medicaid as way to deal more directly with his patients.
It’s good news any time those “at the top” (PTB, MSM, cabal, .001%) who wish to see us divided — by religion, race, class, ethnicity, whatever! — are defanged, by us.
A mosque has been praised for serving tea and biscuits to English Defence League supporters after the far-right group arranged a demonstration there.
About six people turned up to protest at the mosque in Bull Lane, York, on Sunday and were invited inside to play football with worshippers.
It’s good news when neighbors organically band together to lessen the blow when a top-down centralized institution evicts one of them.
Excerpt [but do read the whole story, heartwarming!]:
I knew it must be Michael’s house. Michael is a neighborhood presence, an effusive, 60-ish man given to wearing gaily colored short-shorts and who sometimes holds yard sales on his front lawn. He works as a chef, sometimes. He’d served in ’Nam. Everyone knows Michael. Some people don’t like him much — he can be an acquired taste — but many of us like him a lot. When Kim the political activist lost almost everything in a house fire a few years ago, Michael took her in, free of charge. “Only woman I’ve ever lived with,” Michael told me, with an oversold wink.
On this morning, Michael was not evident, but his life was rapidly filling the sidewalk. Cars slowed to gape. Some in vans parked and watched, sensing an opportunity to scavenge. . .
to notice this shocking, slow-motion reconfiguration
of our entire civilizational “web of life” —
gradually disintegrating and regenerating,
little by little, here, there, everywhere,
opening space between twin poles —
of “too much” and “not enough.”